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Toxic Couches 

In a new study, three out of every four couches purchased before 2005 contained flame retardants, while about 94 percent of newer ones did.

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  • In a new study, three out of every four couches purchased before 2005 contained flame retardants, while about 94 percent of newer ones did.
  • Toxic Couches
  • In a new study, three out of every...
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  • Nov 28, 2012
  • Ironically, flame retardants in furniture may not stop a house fire. California is currently debating a new standard that would reduce the use of flame retardants in furniture.
  • Toxic Couches
  • Ironically, flame retardants in furniture may not stop...
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  • Nov 28, 2012
  • Toddlers and young children who crawl on the floor are highly exposed to flame retardants through dust.
  • Toxic Couches
  • Toddlers and young children who crawl on the...
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  • Nov 28, 2012

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