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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...

2013-02-08 12:21:15

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers, environmental health advocates, health professionals, and firefighters applauded Governor Jerry Brown's new fire safety regulation today. The draft language of TB 117-2013 was posted for a 45-day public comment period today, and aims to improve fire safety without the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals linked to neurodevelopmental impairment, infertility, and cancer. "All of us carry flame retardant chemicals in our...

2012-12-09 05:03:50

A recent study from the Columbia Center For Children´s Environmental Health indicates chemicals present in traditional foam and innerspring mattresses may cause a range of ailments, bolstering benefits of Amerisleep´s natural memory foam. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Amerisleep.com announces the composition of their propriety fire barrier and educates consumers about the hazards of chemical additives amid concerns about mattress safety. More consumers are starting to...

Females Of Childbearing Age Have Higher Risk Of Pollutants In Blood
2012-11-29 07:56:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Brown University recently revealed in a study that women between the ages of 16 and 49 years of age had a high risk for various pollutants. Pooled from the data of thousands of females, the new analysis demonstrated that almost 23 percent of women in the US met or exceeded the median blood levels for three environmental pollutants. Also, 89.3 percent of the women between the ages of 16 and 49 were at or above the...

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Researchers tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, which was the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in a peer-reviewed study. The researchers detected 44 flame retardant chemicals, 36 of which were found in at least 50 percent of the...

2012-11-28 08:23:05

New Study: Carcinogen in Flame Retardant Chemicals Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new peer reviewed study published today in Environmental Science and Technology shows a carcinogen has been used to replace banned toxic flame retardants in many couches sampled across the United States. Molly Rauch, with Moms Clean Air Force, had her couch tested. "I am troubled that a cancer-causing chemical deemed too risky to put in...

2012-10-01 14:20:40

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the housing market bottoming out and showing signs of recovery, demand for flame retardants will also begin to improve. Demand for flame retardants in the US is expected to grow 4.6 percent per year to reach 938 million pounds in 2016, a significant rebound as the industry benefits from an improving economy and a turnaround in key markets. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121001/CG84221) Global Information Inc. is...

2012-09-03 11:02:54

Children who are exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were commonly used in a range of industrial products, could be at risk of an increase in asthma symptoms, according to new research. The study will be presented in a poster discussion this week (Sunday 2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna. PCBs were regularly used between 1930s and 1970s in a range of electrical equipment, lubricants and paint additives. They were eventually...

2012-08-04 02:08:23

Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area submits 2012 list of MAK and BAT values with 94 changes and new entries Chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of substances for which the 2012 List of MAK and BAT Values submitted by the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) specifies new, and in this case,...

2012-07-24 02:22:42

Vote to Protect Environmental Health on Wednesday Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety Responds WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health are holding a joint hearing: "Oversight of EPA Authorities and Actions to Control Exposures to Toxic Chemicals," 10:00 a.m. Room 406, Dirksen Senate Office Building. State legislators and fire fighters submitted...