Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund campaign leader

Polybrominated flame retardants (PBDEs) and similar chemicals—often added to furniture, electronics and infant products—are increasingly found in human blood, breast milk, and tissues and linked to many neurocognitive problems in children.

Yet, recent tests have shown — shockingly — that the flame retardants don’t actually protect us from fires, and investigative reports now reveal how flagrantly deceptive the chemical industry was, starting in the 1970s, to get laws passed that mandate massive use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture and other consumer products.

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