The Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act (HB 27) is a state bill that would ban the entire class of organohalogen, organophosphorus, and organonitrogen flame retardant chemicals from children’s toys, products, and furniture.
As Alaskans, there are many specific reasons why this issue is important:
- Due to wind and ocean currents, Alaskans are exposed to higher levels of toxic chemicals.
- Chemicals in household products are linked to cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects.
- Persistent synthetic chemicals contaminate fish, wildlife, and people.
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