Tag: flame retardants
Six years after voters passed the California Green Chemistry Initiative, the state lays out its plan to get toxic products off shelves.
California overturns a nearly 40-year-old law that made your sofa potentially menacing.
Researchers wanted to know: Now that they've been banned, how soon would a controversial class of flame retardants called PBDEs start disappearing from women's bodies? The answer: Sooner than they thought.
Mounting research questions the safety and effectiveness of flame retardants used in consumer products. The chemicals are also used in the foam plastic insulation that improves energy efficiency in buildings. But a measure that just passed a Senate committee this week could pave the way for fire-safe, energy-efficient buildings without causing harm.