Flame Retardant Makers and Their Three Stooges


What do the Three Stooges have to do with harmful chemicals in our furniture and baby products? If you’ve been following our blogs and the coverage of harmful flame retardants in the news lately, you know that the chemical companies that make flame retardants–namely Albermarle, Israeli Chemical Limited, and Chemtura–have their own 3 stooges fighting tooth and nail to keep their harmful products in our homes.

Though numerous studies show that flame retardants cause a myriad of health problems, the makers of these fire retardants use deception, distorted science, phony front groups and straight up lies to mislead both regulators and the public.

Watch our hilarious video to see why flame retardant chemical makers and the 3 Stooges have so much in common!


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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.