Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Your couch is laced with potentially cancer-causing toxic flame retardants say scientists

We may want to start reconsidering where we like to spend our down time. Scientists are reporting today that more furniture manufacturers are using flame retardants in our couches.

They analyzed 102 foam samples from couches purchased in the last seven years and found that 93 percent contained flame retardants. More than half of those couches contained untested flame retardants or retardants that have raised health concerns, including "Tris," which is considered a probable human carcinogen based on animal studies and was phased out from use in baby pajamas in 1977.

When broken down by manufacturer about 85 percent are now using flame retardants in their couches.

Past research studies have found that flame retardants can migrate from foam to household dust into people and pets. Other research has linked flame retardants with adverse health effects.

In a study was published in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.


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