Fig. 1: Following a 2004 phase-out of pentaBDE, a known endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin in animals, furniture manufacturers are increasingly meeting fire safety standards by adding the flame ... more 
Fig. 1: Following a 2004 phase-out of pentaBDE, a known endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin in animals, furniture manufacturers are increasingly meeting fire safety standards by adding the flame retardant Tris to couches instead. Tris was banned from children's clothing in the 1970s because of concern over its ability to cause cancer. less 
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