For decades, toxic and untested flame retardant chemicals have been added to our furniture and baby products, but they haven’t worked to protect us from fires as promised. Take action now to demand improved fire safety and immediate protection from toxic chemicals.
(Sacramento) Consumers, environmental health advocates, health professionals, and firefighters applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s new fire safety regulation today, issuing this statement. The draft language of TB 117-2013 was posted for a 45-day public comment period today, and aims to improve fire safety without the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals linked to neurodevelopmental impairment, infertility, and cancer.
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 UCSF study published in Environmental Science and Technology today shows the highest reported level of flame retardant chemicals in California pregnant women. PBDEs can disrupt the thyroid system and have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure