• Flame Retardants – Who’s at Risk?

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    Flame retardants Who’s at RiskToxic flame retardants can be seen everywhere, and by that I meant everywhere from schools to your office. It’s a cradle of all sort of toxicity inside your home affecting your loved ones. They are components of pretty much a lot of things –they are commonly used on phone casings, furniture, gadgets, and even baby products. The problem with this chemical is that they don’t remain attach to the products they associated with, through a constant used of these products -toxic flame retardants are easily transferred to us until it gets inside our system and likely start a problem. There are probably number of illnesses link to this particular chemicals—including cancer (In any types of cancer) to thyroid disease. They can actual cause harm to our reproductive health.

    Studies are growing fast putting this fire resisting chemical on fire. Manufacturers of different industrial equipment, kitchen utensil, office materials are going to the direction of getting their product redesign -conforming to the goal of zero toxic flame retardants mixed in their products. This issue is so serious that even those people working in the fire department is reviewing their equipment and looking for alternative ways how to combat fire with their equipment they used without the presence of harmful chemical like that “Toxic Flame Retardants”.

    Change in flammability standards could mean fewer chemicals

    New changes in state flammability standards may soon eliminate the need to use those chemical replacements. Previous regulations required the foam in consumer items to withstand a small open flame for 12 seconds without igniting.

    Blum, now executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a UC Berkeley visiting scholar in chemistry, noted that the old standard, known as TB117, did not help fire safety since it is the fabric covering the foam that needs to be fire resistant. The standard, she noted, had led to the extensive use of flame retardants in furniture and foam baby products without providing a fire safety benefit.

    Gov. Jerry Brown, presented with evidence that the flame retardant chemicals are linked to health concerns, ordered an update to the state flammability standard. The new regulation, TB117-2013, requires fabrics of upholstered furniture to withstand smolders, such as from lit …

    What are the precautionary measures we receive form the company maker of these products? How about the Government’s respond to these issues? There are many factors involve in fighting this mad chemical outburst in our environment, again the most aggravated are the consumers, nobody goes to jail because of this messed. Let us support the abolishment of such chemicals on the things that we used, and investigate companies that are making these products associated with the said chemicals.



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