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2014-03-26 23:24:56

Thousands of organizers across the country spurred to action today against latest draft of chemical bill in congress. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The filmmaker’s of HBO’s Toxic Hot Seat, James Redford and Kirby Walker along with a coalition of health leaders across the country, are cautioning citizens against falling for the current toxics bill being positioned by the chemical industry as progress. Instead, they say the proposed “Chemicals in Commerce Act,” released...

2013-11-25 08:21:51

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown announced a new regulation, enabling upholstered furniture makers to achieve fire safety without adding toxic flame retardant chemicals. Previously, these dangerous chemicals were forced into foam in products, including couches, children's furniture, baby strollers and nursing pillows. Kathy Curtis, LPN, of Clean and Healthy New York and the Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety explains, "California's bad...

2013-10-08 16:22:09

Californians for Toxic Free Fire Safety Respond SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 127, which for the first time, directs the California State Fire Marshal to consider fire safety without the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals, now commonly used in building insulation. "Excellent news that the state of California recognizes the need to revise out-dated flammability standards for both furniture and building...

2013-03-26 20:21:38

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) held a public hearing to hear comments on a new furniture flammability rule, replacing an outdated regulation that has caused global chemical contamination with chemicals linked to lower IQs in children, infertility and cancer. "There's no reason to delay improved fire safety without toxic chemicals," comments Ana...

2013-02-08 16:21:02

15 States Work to Ban Toxic Flame Retardant as New CA Draft Regulation On Flame Retardants Is Unveiled Safer States & Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety Respond PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As at least 15 states consider legislation banning the use of certain flame retardant chemicals including chlorinated Tris in furniture and baby products, a new draft California fire safety regulation was announced today that would no longer require the use of the...