Minnesota has made progress in getting some of the most toxic flame retardants out of our furniture and children’s products, but our work isn’t done. Other dangerous flame retardant chemicals still lurk in our households. A new warning by the Consumer Product Safety Commission advises shoppers to avoid products containing a class of toxic flame retardants – warning they can cause cancer, neurological problems, and hormonal disruption, which is especially dangerous for children.
Rhode Island and Maine recently banned a class of flame retardants called organohalogens and it’s time for Minnesota to do the same! Ask your lawmakers to stand with the health of families and firefighters today.