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Do We Need Flame Retardants In Our Furniture and Electronics?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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What is it with Astroturfers and kids? Whenever there is a "grass roots" campaign, like Citizens for Fire Safety, they fill their websites with kids. Does this one tell them that their bodies are bioaccumulating brominated flame retardants, that, according to the Environmental Health Fund , " may harm the developing brain, impair sperm development, and impair thyroid function"? No, because it is an astroturf site paid for by the bromine and flame retardant industry, now lobbying in California to stop a bill that would give people the choice of buying furniture made without flame retardants.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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