New York Times and Retro Report: A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health

3 May 2015

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There are over 80,000 chemicals in use today. The story of TRIS, removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s, illustrates just how hard it is to regulate chemicals, or to even know if they’re safe.…

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Huffington Post: Scientists Issue Warning Over Chemicals Common In Carpets, Coats, Cookware

May 1 2015

In 1961, a DuPont toxicologist warned colleagues that exposure to their company’s increasingly popular Teflon chemicals enlarged the livers of rats and rabbits. Studies over the following decades found no safe level of exposure in animals and determined that humans, too, got sick when exposed to the chemicals — which were also seen to build up in the body and resist breakdown in the environment.…

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Michigan Public Radio Environment Report: Furniture Makers Getting Rid of Flame Retardants in their Products

Apr 9 2015

This week, we’re bringing you a series of stories about firefighters and cancer. Firefighters say they’re worried about getting exposed to certain kinds of toxic flame retardant chemicals.…

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Flame Retardant Science and the Furniture Industry: A Success Story

Speaker: Dave Panning, MSc
Director, Technical Services, Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)

Event: Green Science Policy Workshop: Life after TB117

February 12, 2015

David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA…

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Introduction to the New California Furniture Flammability Standard

Speaker: Justin Paddock, JD
Chief, CA Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI)

Event: Green Science Policy Workshop: Life after TB117

February 12, 2015

David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA…

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