Huffington Post: Would you like flame retardants with that couch?

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Most of Aimee Robinson’s customers are moms. And more of them are starting to ask questions about the contents of the couches and chairs she constructs.

“I get moms crying on the phone,” said Robinson, owner of the green furniture company EcoBalanza. “Their main concern is protecting their loved ones from exposure to toxic chemicals.”

EcoBalanza’s six-person workforce prides itself on not using any formaldehyde or other synthetic materials commonly found in furniture. But these days, many of Robinson’s customers have one particular chemical threat on the brain, flame retardants — which is an additive EcoBalanza also avoids…

Lynne Peeples