Phthoughts on phthalates: odd spelling, clear problem

Have you ever heard of phthalates or DEHP? I hadn’t either, until I read a recent US study that monitored nearly 800 pregnant women and found that exposure to a common household chemical called DEHP may alter infant boys’ genitals before birth, along with potentially being linked to a host of other health problems. In 2008, the US issued a nationwide ban on DEHP and two other phthalates (DBP and BBP) in children’s toys at levels higher than 0.1%; the…

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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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Measuring Flame Retardants in Components of Upholstered Furniture

Speaker: Myrto Petreas, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Event: Green Science Policy Workshop: Life after TB117

February 12, 2015

David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA…

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