The results are concerning -- but don't go shopping for a new couch just yet.
For me, this brought home the necessity for manufacturers and the government to take responsibility for keeping hazardous substances out of the marketplace. We cannot be totally effective gatekeepers for our own families.
By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate You may be at risk to thyroid dysfunction due to chemicals in the environment. Three
Savacool, however, would be far from done protecting others. Less than a year later, the retired battalion chief turned his
"CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye has said publicly that in the course of CPSC's work on issues like preparing a federal standard
"There are a whole host of questions that could come out of this," said Law. "We're starting to ask more questions about
Lanphear conceded one point. "It's true," he said. "Not all chemicals are bad." The chemical industry is critical of the
All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.
In a reckless, "hope-for-the-best" approach that puts us all at risk, U.S. policy allows the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment -- before their potentially devastating impacts have been adequately evaluated. Multiple Senate bills to fix this toxic system over the past decade have been snuffed out.
Mattress toppers are incredibly common in dorms around the country ,and it appears that most contain flame retardants that seep out and become part of our children's toxic body burden.
A newly crafted EcoBalanza chair sits inside the Seattle facility. (Photo: Lynne Peeples) This January, California made a
State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill co-sponsored by Levin’s group that would require upholstered
Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. nonprofit health management organization, announced Tuesday it will stop buying furniture
When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.
Public health advocates are standing alongside firefighters in the heated battle. "Our first responders and firefighters
Joining methylmercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, toluene and ethanol, according to the authors' updated list, are manganese, fluoride
"Today, that would be unthinkable," he said. "Whenever you have corporations that do bad things and have a democracy taken
"There is no reason for consumers to dispose of old upholstered furniture any differently than other unwanted furniture. If
We will have to ask our retailers: Are you meeting the California flammability standard with chemicals in foam (i.e., business as usual)? Or are you meeting the standard through physical barriers instead?