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Reduce levels of toxic flame retardants


Last updated 4/1/2021 at 1:41pm

flame retardants

SAN FRANCISCO – Americans have been exposed to potentially harmful flame retardant chemicals for decades. A new study, conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area, shows that replacing a couch or swapping the foam in upholstered furniture, decreases the levels of flame retardant chemicals in household dust.

The findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment International. The study was conducted by researchers at the Environmental Working Group, Silent Spring Institute, Green Science Policy Institute, University of California Davis and the California Department of Toxic Subs...

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