Flame Retardants and Flammability Standards: How Scientific Research Can Inform Policies

7/3/2013; 27 minutes

Since the 1970's, flammability standards have led to furniture, baby products, and building insulation being treated with flame retardant chemicals. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute provides an overview examining how research from disciplines including fire science, biology, toxicology, epidemiology and public health can inform policy and reduce the unneeded use of toxic flame retardant chemicals. (#25031)

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