ACAT News & Updates
Let’s get the Toxic-Free Children Ordinance past the finish line!
While fire safety is critical, the flame retardant chemicals used in children’s toys and upholstered furniture cause more harm than good. The class of flame retardant chemicals are ineffective, make fires more dangerous, and are harmful to our health.
Many of these chemicals are not regulated or tested for safety in the U.S. Studies have uncovered adverse health effects of flame retardants, including learning
Podcast Available: Toxic Hazards in Everyday Products -The Latest Science on Exposures and Adverse Health Effects Associated with Flame Retardant Chemicals
CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded Feb. 6, 2019
While one class of flame retardants, PBDEs, have been generally phased out of consumer products, the chemical industry has replaced them with “regrettable substitutes,” chemicals that also have been shown to have adverse health effects. Kate Hoffman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Duke University and Jeff Gearhart, Research Director HealthyStuff.org discuss the latest research on human health effects of exposure to organophosphate flame retardants and consumer product testing for flame retardants.