Roundup: Flame retardants under fire


Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

Firefighters across the nation lined public spaces with work boots to protest the pervasive use of flame retardants and other toxic chemicals in household products on Thursday, March 27. It's all part of "Give Toxics the Boot", an initiative to get toxic chemicals out of our homes launched by the HBO film Toxic Hot Seat, along with Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and the International Association of Fire Fighters.

Read on in The Huffington Post >

Mark Leno's bill would close loophole on fire-retardant use

A bill introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would give Californians the right to know whether the furniture they're buying contains potentially dangerous flame-retardant chemicals.

Read on in the San Francisco Chronicle >

S.F. firefighter's new battle: proving cancer is job-related

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on a law being drafted by San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to give firefighters the presumption that disabilities from illnesses such as cancer or heart disease were caused by their work. The article highlights the case of Denise Elarms,a female firefighter in San Francisco, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and has been fighting to prove that her illness is job-related.

Read on in the San Francisco Chronicle >


2 thoughts on “Roundup: Flame retardants under fire

  1. I stopped using toxic products after discovering I had breast cancer and the finding out that many of the products I used caused cancer. I am now writing information for a website that lists safer alternatives for a healthier environment, which includes everything from cosmetics to household products. I recommend anyone who wants to know more about chemicals that cause health problems to visit

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