toxic chemicals http://wkms.org en Analysis: Majority of Children's Furniture Contains Toxic Chemicals http://wkms.org/post/analysis-majority-childrens-furniture-contains-toxic-chemicals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new analysis of furniture made specifically for children has revealed that the majority of it contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.</span></p><p>The study was conducted by the non-profit Center for Environmental Health and researchers at Duke University.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 36947 at http://wkms.org Analysis: Majority of Children's Furniture Contains Toxic Chemicals Study: More Than Half of Couches Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals http://wkms.org/post/study-more-half-couches-tested-contain-toxic-chemicals <p style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px; MARGIN: 0px 0px 15px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia,Times,serif; COLOR: rgb(51,51,51); FONT-SIZE: 15px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; BORDER-TOP: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px">Anyone who watched<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/kentucky-fans-riot-final-four-louisville_n_1394213.html" style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; COLOR: rgb(12,76,162); VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; BORDER-TOP: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px" target="_blank" title="blocked::http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/kentucky-fans-riot-final-four-louisville_n_1394213.html">&#160;television footage of Lexington&#160;</a>during last year’s Final Four knows that if you try hard enough, couches can burn. But because of a California state law requiring the inclusion of flame retardants, most are made with some chemicals designed to slow burning down. And a&#160;new analysis of couch cushions from around the country shows that several toxic or carcinogenic chemicals are still common ingredients in&#160;most couches. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:17:06 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 25037 at http://wkms.org Study: More Than Half of Couches Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals