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5 Non-Toxic Alternatives to Flame Retardants

You don't want your computer or couch or chair to catch on fire. But you don't want to get sick from exposure to fire retardant chemicals, either. Those chemicals - known as poly brominated diphenyl e…

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Toxic Fire Retardants in Many Household Items

Harmful fire retardant chemicals are turning up in everything from furniture to dust in American homes, researchers report in two new studies being published today (Nov. 28), a finding that underscore…

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Fire Retardants: The Toxics in Your Dust

It's in your dust. It's also in your blood. And your fat. Most likely it is in your child's halloween costume, the milk of most mothers you know, and your computer. It shows up in all the dust tested …

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Keeping Fire Retardants Out of Your Kids

Last month the Environmental Working Group published a startling report, Fire Retardants in Toddlers and Their Mothers, in which the first investigation of toxic fire retardants in parents and their c…

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