Washington Bans Class of Toxic Flame Retardants

"Flame retardants present a growing risk to human health, particularly the health of infants and children, and levels in the environment appear to be increasing. Today's vote represents a great victory for Washington activists, and could boost similar efforts in states across the country and set the stage for a national ban."


EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.

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