Flame Retardants

Quartz: The US government is finally acknowledging the flame retardants in your furniture and baby products are not just ineffective, but also dangerous

October 10, 2017

The US agency in charge of protecting consumer safety just took the first step towards banning a class of flame retardants that were, up until very recently, nearly ubiquitous. So ubiquitous—mostly in children’s clothes, baby toys, and upholstered furniture—that the vast majority of the US population has measurable quantities of it in their blood.…

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SAVE THE DATE:
THE FLAME RETARDANT DILEMMA AND BEYOND 2018

This symposium brings together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials. Flame retardants, highly fluorinated, and other chemical classes of concern will be discussed.

When: February 9, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: University Hall, Berkeley, California, USA…

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The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond

February 10, 2017

Contributors from academia, industry, government, and citizen groups shared information on flame retardants, flammability standards, and other toxics

When: February 10, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 150 University Hall, UC Berkeley; 2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California…

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