Potentially toxic flame retardants found in many U.S. couches

November 26, 2012   // 0 Comments

Durham, N.C. -- More than half of all couches tested in a Duke University-led study contained potentially toxic or untested chemical flame retardants that may pose risks to human health.    Among the chemicals detected was “Tris,” a chlorinated flame retardant that is considered a probable human carcinogen based on animal studies.  “Tris was phased out from use in baby pajamas back in 1977 becaus...

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