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Susan Inglis

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Flame Retardants Are Ineffective, Toxic and Bad for Business

For decades, flame retardants have been needlessly used in everything from furniture to children's products. These toxic chemicals — which have been linked to cancer, thyroid disruption, memory and learning problems, delayed mental and physical development, lower IQ, advanced puberty, hormone disruption and reduced fertility — migrate into household dust that is then ingested and inhaled by humans, pets and wildlife. Assembly Bill 2998 aims to ban the chemicals....