toxic chemicals

5:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Analysis: Majority of Children's Furniture Contains Toxic Chemicals


A new analysis of furniture made specifically for children has revealed that the majority of it contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.

The study was conducted by the non-profit Center for Environmental Health and researchers at Duke University. 

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3:17 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Study: More Than Half of Couches Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals

Ranjith Siji Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 11:29 am

Anyone who watched television footage of Lexington 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 new analysis of couch cushions from around the country shows that several toxic or carcinogenic chemicals are still common ingredients in most couches.

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