Tag Archives: toxic furniture

Flame Retardant Chemicals in Furniture are Hard to Avoid

“Toxic flame retardant chemicals pervade the nation’s households, especially in California, and little can be done to keep them out of our bodies, two new studies show.” -SF Gate, November 2012 This week, a spate of excellent media came out, covering the release of two new studies showing the prevalence of toxic flame retardant chemicals [...]

Sacramento Bee: Change Safety Standards for Toxic Furniture

Crossposted from the Sacramento Bee, an op-ed by Sarah Janssen. Gov. Jerry Brown made a bold move last month when he directed a state agency to update California’s 40-year-old furniture flammability standards to improve fire safety and eliminate use of toxic and untested chemicals. Just a few weeks after Brown’s directive, the California Bureau of [...]