Safer Alternative for Toxic Flame Retardants

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Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced safer alternatives to toxic flame retardants.  The existing flame retardants are used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products that contain flexible polyurethane foam. Existing retardant chemicals include hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE).  These chemicals can create human health issues such as reproductive, developmental, and neurological effects.  Additionally, …