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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America's toxic chemicals law is so badly broken that many common household products—from household cleaners to computers to carpeting—could expose you and your family to potentially dangerous toxic chemicals. We need your help to make sure your Senators know that protecting American families from exposure to harmful chemicals is important to you! Take Action: Urge your Senators to support…
America's toxic chemicals law is so outdated and ineffective that it leaves known carcinogens in our homes. You shouldn't need a PhD to make safe purchases that don't put your family's health in jeopardy. That's why Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is tackling this issue head-on, from transforming policy to working with top corporations. Your donation will help provide the resources…
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