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Dan Morain: An Insider Questions So-Called Science Behind Toxic Flame Retardants Read More Here: Http://Www.Sacbee.Com/2014/01/


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JL
- 1908 days ago - sacbee.com
"You're left standing there, thinking (the chemical companies) don't have good science," Gillham said. "We believed in the fire-safety data. I put my credibility on the line."



   

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Barbara K (61)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 10:25 am
I've often wondered if the fire retardant chemicals in children's pajamas could be the cause of many diseases, and illnesses and breathing problems of the children; and wondered why if anyone is investigating that possibility.
 

lee e (114)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 11:10 am
What a disturbing study/case! I caught fire when I was 6 with an early am heating of my baby brother's bottle, helping out the family, I was only badly burned in a few places on my chest - but was very lucky!
I wouldn't have thought that these chemicals would be so bad, though I never considered them for my own kids, probably because they were breast fed - it never occurred to me that these might be so toxic! Hope that my grandchildren don't have them - I'll pass the info on! Who can trust mega-corps!
 

Deb E (63)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 11:47 am
I am fairly certain that most chemical companies have their own forms of Mr. Gillham working for them. There are no "safe" chemicals. We need a lot more oversight of "safety studies", especially ones that are paid for by the companies who make the products in question which, sadly, is true for almost every industry in this country.
 

Kit B (276)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 12:11 pm

Once again, this was a documentary on Frontline. This report showed conclusively that so called flame retardants actually catch fire faster than non treated items. This show pointed out that many think ( I did) that these were removed from baby clothes, in fact all clothing in the 1970's. The name was changed the chemicals are still used.
(for more information - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/-what-could-be-so/)

I'm always pleased to see a whistle blower and greatly dismayed by these 'guns for hire' that twist the facts, tell half truths and put us in dire jeopardy. Until a complete study is done on just how these various chemicals affect us for life, we should not be allowing lobbyists to be speaking to or writing legislation for the use of chemicals.
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 1:57 pm
spam flagged
noted, thanks
 

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:12 am
chemicals are dangerous, both to those using them and the recipients in the oceans or wherever they go.

I use a lot of white vinegar and baking soda.

Also you can look up on the internet and find safe ways to do what chemicals endanger us IF they perform.
 
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