“In 2015, Earthjustice and Consumer Federation of America, on behalf of a broad coalition of health, consumer, science and firefighter organizations, petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban a class of flame retardants, additive organohalogen flame retardants, from children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronic casings as hazardous substances.
The Commission will vote next week to determine whether they will grant the petition and begin to develop proposed rulemaking to ban these chemicals. We hope that the Commission will heed the recommendations of a long list of scientists, public health, and legal experts who agree that the CPSC has the legal authority and the scientific backing to ban these chemicals.”
“Consumer Product Safety Commission Takes On Flame Retardants”
Quoted from The Union of Concerned Scientists - http://blog.ucsusa.org/genna-reed/consumer-product-safety-commission-takes-on-flame-retardants
GENNA REED, SCIENCE AND POLICY ANALYST, CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY | SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT