This page highlights articles published by Green Science Policy Institute staff in both scholarly and popular venues.
For other research referenced in our work, see our bibliography page.
Stapleton H.M., Sharma S., Getzinger G., Ferguson P.L., Gabriel M., Webster T.F., Blum A. (2012) Novel and High Volume Use Flame Retardants in US Couches Reflective of the 2005 PentaBDE Phase Out. Environmental Science & Technology 46:13432–13439.
Blum A. (2012) The Case against Candle Resistant TVs. White Paper, March 2012.
Blum A.D., Daley R., Babrauskas V. (2011) Regulatory Policy Leading to Halogenated Flame Retardants in Furniture and Baby Products: Fire Safety and Health Concerns. Organohalogen Compounds 73: 2032-2035.
Shaw S.D., Blum A., Weber R., Kannan K., Rich D., Lucas D., Koshland C.P., Dobraca D., Hanson S., Birnbaum L.S. (2011) Halogenated Flame Retardants: Do the Fire Safety Benefits Justify the Risks? Organohalogen Compounds 73: 2036-2039.
Daley R.E., Blum A., DiGangi J., Mortimer D., Lucas D., Schecter A., Scheringer M., Shaw S., de Wit C. (2011) The San Antonio Statement on Brominated and Chlorinated Flame Retardants: Impacts and Potential Policy Influence. Organohalogen Compounds 73: 2078-2079.
Daley R. (2011) Flame retardant troubles attributable to weak chemical regulations. Public Health Reports 126: 458-459.
Babrauskas V, Blum A, Daley R, Birnbaum L. (2011) Flame retardants in furniture foam: Benefits and risks. Fire Safety Science 10: 265-278.
Blum A. (2011) Flame retardants in furniture: Is there a fire safety benefit? 12th Workshop on Brominated and other Flame Retardants, Boston, USA.
Blum A. Sitting Safely and Comfortably in California. Capitol Weekly 05/05/2011
Blum A. Flame Retardants are the Asbestos of our Time. Sacramento Bee 04/28/2011
Stapleton HM, Klosterhaus S, Keller A, Ferguson PL, van Bergen S, Cooper E, Webster TF, Blum A. (2011) Identification of flame retardants in polyurethane foam collected from baby products. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 5323-5331.
Daley R, Fuoco G. The Hidden Risk of Fire Safety Standards. AOL News 01/06/2011
Shaw SD, Blum A, Weber R, Kannan K, Rich D, Lucas D, Koshland CP, Dobraca D, Hanson S, Birnbaum LS. (2010) Halogenated flame retardants: Do the fire safety benefits justify the risks? Reviews on Environmental Health 25(4): 261-305.
Blum A. (2010) Averting Another Toxics Disaster in China. China Environment Series. Issue 11. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., United States.
DiGangi J, Blum A, Bergman Å, de Wit C, Lucas D, Mortimer D, Schecter A, Scheringer M, Shaw SD, Webster TF. (2010) San Antonio Statement on Brominated and Chlorinated Flame Retardants Environmental Health Perspectives 118(12): A516-A518.
Blum A, Shaw S, Birnbaum L. (2010) PBDEs and their replacements: Does the benefit justify the harm? Organohalogen Compounds 72: 1296-1301.
Stapleton H, Klosterhaus S, Blum A, Webster T. (2010) Identification of flame retardants in polyurethane foam collected from baby products, 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, San Antonio, United States.
Daley R, Shaw S, Birnbaum L, Blum A. (2010) It’s all about penta: Informing decision-makers about the properties of penta-BDE and its replacements . Organohalogen Compounds 72: 1673-1678.
Blum A. (2010) Flame retardants, policy, and public health: past and present. 4th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, San Francisco, United States.
Klosterhaus S, Stapleton HM, La Guardia M, Davis E, Eagle S, Blum A. (2010) Recent studies on the identification an occurrence of PentaBDE replacement chemicals in indoor and outdoor environments , 5th International Symposium on Brominated Flame Retardants, Kyoto, Japan.
Blum A, Birnbaum L. (2010) Halogenated Flame Retardants in Consumer Products: Do the Fire Safety Benefits Justify the Health and Environmental Risks? 5th International Symposium on Brominated Flame Retardants, Kyoto, Japan.
Blum A. (2009) Do Flame Retardants Save Lives? How Peer-Reviewed Science Can Impact Regulatory Decision-Making 11th Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants, Ottawa, Canada.
Blum A, Fishman E., Averting a California toxics disaster California Progress Report, 3/13/2009
Kirshner M, Blum A., When Product Safety and the Environment Appear to Collide: The Defeat of the Candle Flame Ignition Requirement January 2009
Ahn KC, Blum A., Fishman E, et al. (2009) Immunoassay for Monitoring Environmental and Human Exposure to the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether BDE-47, Environmental Science & Technology 43: 7784–7790.
Blum A. (2009) Flame Retardants, Health, and Environment: How Peer-Reviewed Science Can Impact Regulatory Decision-Making Organohalogen Compounds 71: 2322-2327.
Stapleton H, Klosterhaus S, Eagle S, Fuh J, Meeker J, Blum A, Watkins D, McClean M, Webster T. (2009) Identification of tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate and other organophosphate flame retardants in U.S. indoor environments, Organohalogen Compounds 71:1566-1569.
Stapleton HM, Klosterhaus S, Eagle S, Fuh J, Meeker JD, Blum A, Webster TF. (2009) Detection of organophosphate flame retardants in furniture foam and U.S. house dust. Environmental Science & Technology 43: 7490–7495.
Blum A. Averting another toxics disaster China Dialogue, 12/17/2008
Blum A., Did the State Kill my Cat? LA Times, 10/17/2008
Blum A., et al. The Case against Candle Resistant Electronics: MASTER Whitepaper 5/15/2008
Blum A., The Fire Retardant Dilemma Science Commentary, 10/12/2007
Blum A., Killer Couch Chemicals Huffington Post, 8/16/2007
Blum A., Chemical Burns New York Times, 11/19/2007
Blum A. (1978) Children absorb tris-BP flame retardant from sleepwear: urine contains the mutagenic metabolite, 2,3-dibromopropanol. Science; 201(4360):1020-1023.
Blum A. (1978) Another flame retardant, tris-(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)-phosphate, and its expected metabolites are mutagens Science; 200(4343):785-787.
Blum A, Ames BN. (1977) Flame-retardant additives as possible cancer hazards Science; 195(4273):17-23.