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  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold throughout the United States.
  • Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve

    Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve
    For a class of troublesome flame retardants, this appeared to be the end of an era. After years of study, scientists in the U.S. and Europe had reached an alarming conclusion: Flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, build up...

    Makers of flame retardants sever ties with industry-funded front group

    Makers of flame retardants sever ties with industry-funded front group
    The world's major manufacturers of flame retardants officially cut ties today with an industry-funded front group that waged a deceptive campaign to fuel demand for the chemicals in household furniture, electronics, baby products and other goods....

    Makers of flame retardants cut ties with industry front group

    Makers of flame retardants cut ties with industry front group
    The world's major manufacturers of flame retardants officially cut ties Friday with an industry-funded front group that waged a deceptive campaign to fuel demand for the chemicals in household furniture, electronics, baby products and other goods....

    Big Tobacco wins fire marshals as allies in flame retardant push

    Big Tobacco wins fire marshals as allies in flame retardant push
    The problem facing cigarette manufacturers decades ago involved tragic deaths and bad publicity, but it had nothing to do with cancer. It had to do with house fires. Smoldering cigarettes were sparking fires and killing people. And tobacco executives...