Tag: fire safety

Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health


Crossposted from Huffington Post When is a flame retardant not a flame retardant? When it is no more effective in retarding flames than, well, nothing. Since fire safety experts and government studies say that chemical flame retardants as they are used in many products are not effective, maybe we should stop calling them flame retardants. Recently nonprofits from seven…

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Only YOU (Not Flame Retardants) Can Prevent Fires


Did Smokey Bear ever mention that many flame retardants are extremely toxic and are added to an unnecessary amount of our everyday items? We’re exposed to toxic flame retardants not just in our furniture, baby products, electronics and other everyday items, but also in our food, air, and water.  Flame retardants have a nasty habit…

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