Support for getting toxic flame retardants out of home furniture and kids products continues to grow! We’re excited to welcome the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as a supporter of the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act, a bill to ban toxic flame retardants in certain consumer products. Continue reading 

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Maia Thomas, a student in the University of Washington Executive Master of Public Health program.

New research over the last several years is beginning to create a scientific consensus: America’s thirty-year love affair with toxic flame retardants has left a disturbing legacy that threatens our children’s brain development. Here is a summary of recent research along with steps you can take to protect your child. Continue reading 

If you’ve ever eaten a pizza, put on a raincoat, or wiped up a spill on your stain-resistant carpet, you’ve most likely experienced the miraculous properties of a class of chemicals used to make non-stick, waterproof, and stain resistant coatings. While they might keep our pizza fresh, our bodies dry, and our carpets free of stains, scientists say these chemicals have put consumers’ health in a sticky situation. Continue reading 

Liz ZimmerlyEditor’s Note: This post was written by Liz Zimmerly, Seattle mom and participant in our recent study on toxic flame retardants, Something’s In The Air

Breathing. It’s something we do on average between 17,000 and 23,000 times a day. I used to not even think about breathing. But I’ve been thinking about this life necessity a lot lately now I know each breath I take is contaminated with toxic flame retardants from foam items in my home. Continue reading