Flammable Furniture: Is the Safety of Flame Retardants Worth the Health Risks? — The New York Times

By Jennifer Hunter

Preventing fire-related injury and death sounds great, right? Not so fast. The New York Times recently debuted a video, detailing story of the chemical flame retardant Bromated Tris. It was outlawed for use in children’s clothing in the 70s due to cancer concerns, yet somehow is still present in much of the upholstered furniture still being sold today. Yes, it may slow a fire from sparking and spreading through a home, but it is worth it? Let’s take a look.

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