flame retardant chemicals in furniture foam

laura mcleodSeptember 9, 2012

I read about flame retardant chemicals that are used in furniture foam this morning and it just made me feel uneasy.

We are in the market for a new couch - has any one researched much about this or know of furniture manufacturers who don't use these chemicals? Thanks in advance -

If you're interested - here is the article

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/magazine/arlene-blums-crusade-against-household-toxins.html?ref=health

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trailrunnerbiker

This is a great broadcast that was on NPR. I worry all the time as my DIL is nursing and the stuff I have heard/read says that mother's milk contains LOADS of this poison. She has open places on their old sofas and has covered them up since I sent along the info that I had read. I still worry as I think the damage has been done as far as how easy it is for a person to soak up these toxins. And they are in HUGE amounts. There are interesting articles about how to get furniture that doesn't have this stuff in it. I need to look and find the one I am thinking of. It sure is one more thing to worry about isn't it ???

Here is a link that might be useful: NPR flame retardants

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 2:34PM
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Arapaho

Here's another article...

Here is a link that might be useful: interesting...

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 5:23PM
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Arapaho

sources for non-flame-retardant furniture....

Here is a link that might be useful: from Apartment Therapy...

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 5:31PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

There has been lots of concern about this. Linking an opinion piece that gives some details of which I was unaware.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fire retardants

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 5:37PM
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laura mcleod

Thanks so much guys for all of this great info - I am starting to feel more confident I can make an informed choice. Once again I say: GW is fantastic!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 2:02PM
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