Andreas Ohland
Andreas Ohland

Protecting the furniture instead of the people? Toxins in your upholstery? Guaranteed.

Carla Cesari
Carla Cesari

let's try to stop the powerful chemical lobby before they kill, in different ways, the entire world.

Marta Roman
Marta Roman

FLAME RETARDANT NEEDS TO BE TESTED BY INDEPENDENT STUDIES FOR OUR SAFETY.

Sara de Vries
Sara de Vries

Prove it with independent studies!

Barry Gilheany
Barry Gilheany

Stop this chemical cosh!

Marianne Walther
Marianne Walther

Unfortunately, we still depend on chemicals. The conditions for safety in buildings and transport means have become rather exacting, due to the heavy damages caused by fire - and desastruous fires still happen too often. Most flame retardants, like the great majority of cleaning, washing and refining products, cosmetics, etc. (including so-called environment-friendly or natural compositions) contain more or less toxic substances which act as active ingredients and which are not always...

Unfortunately, we still depend on chemicals. The conditions for safety in buildings and transport means have become rather exacting, due to the heavy damages caused by fire - and desastruous fires still happen too often. Most flame retardants, like the great majority of cleaning, washing and refining products, cosmetics, etc. (including so-called environment-friendly or natural compositions) contain more or less toxic substances which act as active ingredients and which are not always assessed for their long-term effect on health and nature (for instance their biodegradation behaviour in the sewage water). Even if many toxic compositions have been removed from the market, their substitutes may not be absolutely safe, as they are too recent. Furthermore, many questions arise regatding the nanomaterials, In Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia, New-Zealand and a growing number of other industrialised countries, fire-retardants are subject to official and legal homologation and must be tested on their support for their efficacy against open flames, according to strict standard criteria. Inefficient products are usually not admitted on the markets. There are also still certain risks with building materials and paints. And do you know thar as good as all the wooden elements of houses, furniture and other articles have been treated against fungi, insects, etc. Also paints were mostly highly toxic about 30 years ago, although their suvstitutes may not be so "innocent".

By the way, the French version is rather a mess and not very clear.

Last but not least, also the food industry should be subject to stricter controls regarding the composition and safety of food.
Many consumer lobbies have already investigated on various products and are constantly spreading results of tests and informing the consumers. But initiatives and petitions need time and must be repeated and repeated. Furthermore, information on concrete cases is necessary to alert the authorities.

Yes, independent studies and deepened research is needed in all these cases - flame retardants are only one of the many elements of eventually unsafe and also unethical products. You will need the cooperation of the great consumer protection lobbies!

Serena Lindsay
Serena Lindsay

This situation needs to be RESOLVED! How fast would it change if the companies using the flame retardent had thier own loved one suffer from these damaging effects.

Margaret Sorken
Margaret Sorken

Chemicals everywhere, human kind is crazy!

Nektaria Xenos
Nektaria Xenos

It's about time we did something about it - it's getting out of control! far too many people of all ages die of cancer.... Is this ever going to end?

Peggy Stuart
Peggy Stuart

Good cause. Your tweet is too long. Needs editing, or it won't post.

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