Environmental health advocates responded to the new Duke University-led study of 83 North Carolina toddlers, published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, that suggests exposure to potentially toxic flame-retardant chemicals may be higher in non-white toddlers than in white toddlers.
For decades, chemicals marketed as flame retardants have been added into our furniture and baby products. An obscure 1970s regulation California regulation is ineffective at stopping fires, and encourages the use of these toxic and untested chemicals that threaten our health.
Join PSR-LA and Californians for Toxic-Free Fire Safety — a unique coalition of health advocates, firefighters, scientists, businesses and manufacturers, environmentalists, and fire safety experts– at this June 26th informational hearing on furniture flammability and flame retardants, held by the California Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.
A new PSR report released at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago presents new data that should cause a fundamental rethinking of our nuclear policy. The study shows that even a limited nuclear war involving less than half a percent of the world’s nuclear arsenals would cause climate disruption that could cause a global famine.