A Health Threat Couched In Your Furniture: If you’re like 90% of Americans, every day you sit on a couch that contains a pound or more of toxic flame-retardant chemicals. These flame retardants have been linked with devastating health problems including cancer, reduced IQ, fertility, obesity, and more. And to make matters worse, these flame retardant chemicals don’t even protect you from fires.
You Can Change This: On February 8, 2013, California proposed a new flammability standard that will protect people from fires without the use of toxic chemicals. The flame retardant chemical industry has spent millions of dollars at stake and will surely spend more to stop the safer standards. Don’t let them stand in the way of your family’s health! The government needs to hear that your family supports standards for safer products.
California’s standard has become the de facto national requirement, so please take a moment and tell government regulators that you want toxic-free fire safety NOW!
Support Toxic Free Fire Safety!
Support Gov. Brown and Chief Tonya Blood
Watch: How Dust Bunnies Make You Sick for an animated explanation of the dangers of flame retardants. Video by Mollie Bluff-Indelicato.