In a major victory for children's environmental health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals from consumer goods, including childrens products, mattresses, upholstered furniture and electronics casings.
improved fire safety standard for furniture while protecting our kids, workers, and others from potentially dangerous exposure to toxic chemicals. Biophysical chemist Arlene Blum published articles in Science magazine in the s that contributed to the ban of two major flame retardants used in childrens sleepwear brominated and
A recent, groundbreaking decision by the Consumer Product Safety Commission may signal a major shift in how consumer products are regulated to keep us safe from toxic chemicalsFor the first time ever, federal regulators have called for banning an entire class of flame retardants used in consumer products that dont protect against fires but
EWG's testimony to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in support of a petition to ban hazardous flame retardants in four categories of consumer products children's products, mattresses, furniture and the casings surrounding electronic products.
The U.SConsumer Product Safety Commission voted last fall to rid toys and furniture of a dangerous flame retardant that scientists say can cause lasting health problems in both children and firefightersBut advocates on the issue fear an internal political squabble will delay the agency from moving ahead with the ban.