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Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Flame Retardants Spark Health Concerns


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A sofa may contain up to two pounds of flame retardants.
Dan Buczynski/Flickr
A sofa may contain up to two pounds of flame retardants.

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

Guests:

  • 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

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