Pounds of toxic flame retardants are used on couches. Children are especially vulnerable. Alyssa Madsen (9 yrs), Brisais  Madsen (3 yrs), Tasha Cox (3 yrs). Growing children are especially vulnerable to  toxic chemicals. Photo by Samarys Seguinot-Medina

Pounds of toxic flame retardants are used on couches. Children are especially vulnerable. Alyssa Madsen (9 yrs), Brisais
Madsen (3 yrs), Tasha Cox (3 yrs). Growing children are especially vulnerable to
toxic chemicals. Photo by Samarys Seguinot-Medina

 

Alaska State Senator Donny Olson recently announced that he will introduce a bill in advance of the 2014 legislative session that would phase out the use of a toxic class of flame retardant chemicals that are marketed for children—persistent, carcinogenic chemicals known as chlorinated tris that are used in such products as nursing pillows, nap mats, changing pads, car seats, baby carriers, and high chair pads. Flame retardants have been linked to cancer and damage to reproductive, endocrine, and nervous systems. We strongly support this legislation and will do everything we can to ensure its passage by the Alaska State Legislature. Please stay tuned—this will require your support, including letters to your legislators and testimony during the session! ❖

Fall 2013 Newsletter

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