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2014-08-29 12:22:50

Label gives consumers information to make healthier choices SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety: California became first in the nation this week to pass legislation requiring furniture labels to declare whether or not the product contains toxic flame retardant chemicals. Senator Mark Leno authored the bill and California Professional Firefighters (CPF), Center for Environmental...

2011-05-18 12:08:00

New Study Finds Hazardous and Untested Flame Retardants WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study of baby products found that 80% of items tested contained chemical flame retardants that are either considered toxic or are untested with unknown effects, according to a peer-reviewed study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Journal. The study analyzed 101 products designed for newborns, babies, and toddlers - including car seats, breast feeding...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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