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Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

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  • Firefighter, health, science and consumer groups have petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban organohalogen flame retardants
  • CPSC was “inundated by a flood of comments in favor of the ban,” including many from firefighters and their families, doctors, nurses and scientists
  • There were some comments opposing the ban as well — from chemical manufacturers who expressed “concerns” about prohibiting an entire class of (profitable) chemicals

By Dr. Mercola

If flame-retardant chemicals were the panacea for saving lives during fires that the chemical industry would have you believe, no one would stand behind them more than firefighters — the first responders in a fire.

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