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Healthy Home Tip 3: Avoid fire retardants

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are you trying to reduce your family's exposure to flame retardants? It's a good idea since they're associated with long-term health effects - especially in children whose developing bodies are more sensitive to chemical exposures. Plus, they're all over your house. We'd like to believe our government is effectively protecting us from toxic chemicals that are increasingly linked to health problems and found in many common household items, but it's not. We think you deserve better. So we created a Healthy Home Tip Series to make it easier to safeguard your family's health from the poorly studied toxic chemicals in use today. Tip 3: Learn to minimize your exposure to fire retardants at home. Our Healthy Home Tip makes it easy for you to identify fire retardants in your home and take some simple steps to reduce your family's exposure to them. You'll learn:

  • Why you should minimize your family's exposure.
  • What household products contain fire retardants.
  • How you can reduce your family's in-home exposure.

Get the guide. Our 1-page guide to PBDEs sums it up well. Tell your friends about our Healthy Home Tips. They, too, will appreciate being informed when wondering how to minimize unnecessary exposure to fire retardants. This tip is part of our Healthy Home Tips Series. You can find our first two tips and sign up to get the rest in your inbox right here. Talk to you in a month when we discuss our next Healthy Home Tip: How to pick plastics carefully.

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