New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

  by Gretchen Goetz | Jul 18, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the controversial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, can no longer be used to make baby bottles or sippy cups. The agency said it is taking this step not because BPA is unsafe when used in these products, but … Continue reading BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Brazilian Blowout goes to court to stop Oregon OSHA from sharing formaldehyde test results

By Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian The legal tangle over Brazilian Blowout, a salon hair smoothing solution, grows frizzier. Lawyers this week filed a complaint in Multnomah County Circuit Court, asking for an injunction that would force Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division to stop reporting test results showing the product contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde. … Continue reading Brazilian Blowout goes to court to stop Oregon OSHA from sharing formaldehyde test results