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Why You Might Want to Wait Until January to Buy a New Sofa

September 4, 2014 | 9:48 am

Why You Might Want to Wait Until January to Buy a New Sofa

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Two new state laws that aim to keep flame-retardant chemicals out of furniture kick in next year.

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Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

March 27, 2013 | 10:03 am

Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

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[UPDATE: EPA announces plans to study whether flame retardant chemicals are safe] Does injecting sofas and armchairs with flame retardants hurt us or protect us? That debate took place in Sacramento Tuesday as part of a hearing on an arcane but controversial law known as TB117. According to TB117, which was established in 1975, all […]

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