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.