Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Flame Retardants Spark Health ConcernsDownload audio (MP3)
Two new studies are fanning the flames of an ongoing debate over the use of fire-retardant chemicals in furniture. We'll examine the new research and look at efforts in California to phase out use of the chemicals, which may pose health risks.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Arlene Blum, executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute, co-author of a UC Berkeley-Duke study on flame retardants and visiting scholar in chemistry at UC Berkeley