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Guest Blog: Tracey Easthope

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth have highlighted halogenated flame retardants as priority chemicals for substitution. The wisdom of that position is very compellingly presented in a new series featured in the Chicago Tribune. You can see the first part of the series below. The article also highlights the industry's tactics in attempting to distort facts to keep flame retardants in products unnecessarily. The series also highlights alternative barriers that perform better and are less toxic. 

Flame retardants are found in a variety of household products despite evidence they put people's health at risk. A Tribune investigation looks at how industry has used deceptive tactics to convince the public they're needed.

http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/index.html
Chicago Tribune
6 May 2012

Part one: Torching the truth

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/flames/ct-met-flame-retardants-20120506,0,1627036.story

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