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New proposed CA bill requires labeling on furniture to alert consumers to toxic flame retardants in furniture March 27, 2014 More

Former Chemtura lobbyist complains of being misinformed on science - Dan Morain of the Sacramento Bee Reports January 26, 2014

Washington State House passes bill to ban multiple flame retardants More January 22, 2014

Chemtura, a toxic flame retardant corporation, filed suit against the state ofCalifornia for a modernized regulation that helps reduce harm from toxic chemcials - San Francisco Chronicle has More January 17, 2014

Historic Announcement! CA approves Toxic Free Fire Safety! November 21, 2013 Read Advisory

"Toxic Hot Seat" documentary, tells the story of courageous toxic free fire safety advocates, chemical industry deception. Airing November 25, 2013, 9pm More Here Meet the team in our News Advisory

Center for Environmental Health Report: Toxic flame retardants in children's products News advisory November 20, 2013

Toxic flame retardant chemicals in baby mattresses going away? Report October 15, 2013

Flame Retardant bans do work, study September 20, 2013 Read EHN article

CA Gov signs historic bill > FRs in building insulation More October 8, 2013

Historic CA Bill to Enable Fire Safety Without Toxic Flame Retardants in Buildng Insulation Updated August 28, 2013

BEARFTHI Hearing - Showdown with Chemical Industry and Health Advocates Over Toxic Flame Retardants March 26, 2013 Watch Hearing Read News Release

HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: CA TB117-2013 - GOVERNOR BROWN'S FIRE SAFETY REGULATION - WITHOUT TOXIC CHEMICALS
READ STATEMENT FROM CFTFFS, READ NEWS ADVISORY (with experts and direct contact info) February 8, 2013

California Governor Brown working to stop toxic flame retardants- Sacramento Bee Editorial January 27, 2013

CNN's Sanjay Gupta, MD, on chemical industry deception for toxic flame retardants January 25, 2013

Pepsico announces plans to remove brominated flame retardants from drinks Associated Press January 25, 2013

New Study: Flame retardant chemicals widespread across the globe. Read more January 8, 2013

Doubts cast on new research touted by fire-retardant lobby Chicago TribuneDecember 30, 2012

Chemicals in the Crib: The Chicago Tribune tests baby mattresses, finds toxic flame retardants Read More December 28, 2012

Scientists Criticize Chemical & Engineering News for Flame Retardant Coverage Environmental Health News

Toxic flame retardant may get a reprieve Chicago Tribune

First-Ever Legal Action Targets Cancer-Causing Flame Retardant Found in Children’s Products Read More Center for Environmental Health December 6, 2012

Toxic flame retardants found in couches tested nationwide Read AdvisoryCouch November 28, 2012 Images and Video

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 24th, Vote July 25th Read Advisory

Parents, Scientists, Health Advocates Tell Consumer Product Safety Commission to Stop Toxic Flame Retardants Now June 27, 2012 News Advisory

California State Official Announces New Regulation to Help Restrict Toxic Flame Retardants in Furniture June 27, 2012 Read More

California State Assembly Hearing on Flame Retardants, and Historic Announcement, June 26, 2012 Watch

California Hearing on Health & Environmental Impacts of Toxic Flame Retardants June 26th June 25, 2012 News Advisory

Webinar on Health Hazards, Fire Fighter Concerns, and Why Flame Retardants are Bad for Business, June 19, 2012 Listen

Response to California Governor Brown's Heroic Statement on Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals June 19, 2012

California Governor Calls Attention to Flame Retardants June 18, 2012 More Here

Webinar for Reporters June 20th, 2012 Noon pacific on California Flame Retardant situation, including info on upcoming CA State Legislative Hearing Read More

New Study: Non-White Toddlers Have Greater Exposure to PBDEs, May 23, 2012

Click here for blogs, stories, and info on the Chicago Tribune Series on Flame Retardants & Industry Deception May 5, 2012 - May 11, 2012

American Sustainable Business Council responds to Chicago Tribune Investigative series on flame retardants and deceptive industry practices May 10. 2012

More experts react to Chicago Tribune Investigation. Chemical Industry Front Group Exposed; Deceitful Tactics Promote Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals; State Legislatures Targeted, Fall Victim May 8, 2012

Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Questionable Chemical Industry Tactics to Promote Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals, Environmental Health Advocates & Experts in California Respond. May 7, 2012

New California Legislation Would Help Protect Us from Halogenated Chemicals in Furniture - Update here: Read More

Baby Products Study Named Best Paper for 2011 by Environmental Science &Technology Journal

Read Baby Product Testing News Advisory with Experts and Direct Contact Info

Lea noticias consultores por el producto del bebé que pruebaen Español

Listen to May 18, 2011 telephone news conference on Baby Products Testing

Read Identification of Flame Retardants in Polyurethane Foam Collected from Baby Products, Environmental Science & Technology Journal, online, May 18, 2011

Baby Product Study Details

Three videos of babies and products, with links for downloading.

News Advisory on the San Antonio Statement

San Antonio Statement on Flame Retardant Chemicals in Environmental Health Perspectives

Editorial by National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum editorial on the San Antonio Statement in Environmental Health Perspectives

Flame Retardant Chemicals Fact Sheets & Other Scientific Flame Retardant Studies & Resources