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
Last night, eight California State Senators, charged with supporting business, jobs and economic development for California voted against a measure that would provide green business opportunities and improve fire safety for the state as well as curb global exposure to illness-causing chemicals.
We need your voice on a PSR-LA-sponsored measure that would be an important step in reducing toxic and untested flame retardants in California furniture and baby products.
Right now members of the California legislature have the opportunity to take a step towards better health for Californians, and make a decision that values science-based prevention. Peer-reviewed animal and human studies find associations between flame retardants and decreased IQ in children, learning disabilities and more.