CEH Ally Arlene Blum Shares the Real Deal on Flame Retardants


Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, Arlene Blum works with CEH to research the effects of flame retardants and push for chemical reform to get these toxic chemicals out of consumer products.

Hundreds of studies have shown that flame retardants—toxic chemicals added to everything from couch cushions to television sets—are linked to brain development, thyroid, and fertility problems.  Blum has researched and lectured widely about the effect of flame retardants on our health.

Recently, she discussed alternative flame retardants on the Environment Report on NPR.  Listen to the segment and learn more about flame retardant risks here.

To learn more about PBDEs, click here.

To learn more about how to reduce your exposure to flame retardants, click here.

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Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.