Keep up the Support for an EPA Study on the Dangers of Flame Retardants
Great news: CEH’s report on toxic flame retardant chemicals in nap mats has spurred Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and 22 other Senators to call for an EPA study into flame retardant chemical dangers.
We purchased 24 nap mats in seven states and commissioned independent testing of them. 22 out of the 24 mats contained flame-retardant chemicals, including a chemical known to cause cancer and others linked to genetic damage, hormone-disruption, obesity and other serious health problems. One chemical, chlorinated Tris, was removed from children’s pajamas more than thirty years ago, but we found several nap mats still made with this cancer-causing substance.
Please show your support of the Senators' call for an EPA study by asking your representatives on the Environment and Public Works committee to be a champion for safer chemical policy.