From SF Chronicle

Judy Levin’s couch may not actively be trying to kill her, but it’s far from a benevolent presence in her home.

Levin, of Oakland, had her 20-year-old couch tested for toxic chemicals and was upset to learn it contains two flame retardants – V6 and TCEP, tris (2-carboxyethyl) phosphine. TCEP has since been listed by the state as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.

But possibly more upsetting to Levin is the realization that there’s not much she can do about it.

The foam in furniture sold in California has to meet flammability standards set by state regulators in 1975. The cheapest way for furniture makers do that is by using chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and other health concerns, but are not banned…

Victoria Colliver