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iaff urges federal ban on toxic fire retardant chemicals

2019-3-5 · Flame retardant chemicals, used in many furniture and electronic products to slow combustion, are an example of science and policy problems related to chemical usage. Drawing on a literature review...


2015-4-27 · In fact, IAFF recently signed a petition calling on the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban children’s products, furniture, mattresses and electronics casings that contain flame retardants within the chemical class known as organohalogens, which have been linked to cancer, learning deficits, decreased IQ in children and lowered ...


2016-12-2 · Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region ... taking action to ban some of the related chemicals, they have been widely used in …


2016-11-30 · Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region By John Myers on Nov 30, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. Lake Superior waves crash ashore at Stony Point northeast of Duluth.


2017-9-27 · By Mary Bottari and Rebekah Wilce. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the independent federal commission charged with product safety, voted on September 20, 2017 to take steps toward protecting consumers and …


2014-8-28 · By Lou Paulson President, California Professional Firefighters It’s the end of August and, like the rest of California, Sacramento is seeing temperatures rise. But over at the Capitol, legislators are sitting in the middle of a blizzard of alarmist rhetoric from the chemical industry about legislation to disclose the use of toxic flame retardants on furniture. From banner advertising to op ...


2007-8-12 · In 2007 and 2008 alone, thirteen different bills were introduced in eleven states to ban the manufacture or use of products containing halogenated fire retardant chemicals. California: Only State in Country to REQUIRE Toxic Usage . Californians have the highest body burdens in the world of pentaBDE, a potent endocrine disrupting toxic chemical.


2009-6-4 · The bill would ban the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in juvenile furniture used by children age six or younger. The bill passed on the final Senate floor vote for all bills originating in the Senate this year. Chemical manufacturers spent over three million dollars to kill a similar toxic furniture ban …


2018-1-9 · It was a substance only slightly different than the one that, decades earlier, she encountered in kids’ pajamas, leading to a federal ban on the compound for that sort of use. The aim is to end the longstanding pattern of manufacturers simply swapping one toxic …


standards for flame retardant chemicals and other: 72: toxic chemicals, which fire fighters are exposed to on: 73: a daily basis; and be it further: 74 RESOLVED, That the IAFF ensure that any: 75: federal legislation on the use or manufacturing of: 76: flame retardants, industrial chemicals and other: 77: toxins shall protect the rights and abilities of state: 78


2014-8-29 · The chair with a flame retardant in the foam contained a chemical made by Chemtura known as Firemaster 550, according to federal records obtained by the Tribune under the Freedom of …


It urges immediate reform of Canada’s regulation of flame retardants and the household goods in which they are used. The report was to be sent to federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Health Minister Patty Hajdu with a request from firefighters that all recommended reforms be implemented.


2017-10-4 · The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the independent federal commission charged with product safety, voted on September 20, 2017 to take steps toward protecting consumers and firefighters from the hazards posed by the organohalogen class of flame retardants. “The vote is a rare victory for health groups and a rare setback for industry groups during the first months of …


2015-4-2 · A broad coalition of health, fire fighter, consumer and science groups - including the IAFF - has filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products - children's products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics - if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.


En Français. Harold A. Schaitberger General President 54th Convention, International Association of Fire Fighters. Welcome to Seattle for the 2018 IAFF Convention as we celebrate this union’s 100th anniversary and our Century of Progress Through Unity.. It was February 28, 1918 that delegates representing many of the original fire …


2018-1-9 · Posted with permission from Fairwarning.org: When her black cat rapidly dropped from a healthy 14 pounds to a skeletal five pounds, it was natural for Arlene Blum to investigate whether a toxic chemical in her home might be to blame. The veterinarian’s diagnosis raised that possibility, and Blum had expertise in the harm that chemicals …


2021-5-6 · The furniture which now contains substantial toxic materials. The IAFF strongly believes that the passage of legislation addressing the elimination of brominated flame retardants (Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) including Penta-, Octa-, and Deca-BDEs) is a step in the right direction for improving the health and safety of our fire fighters and the citizens who are exposed to these toxic substances.


2015-10-13 · EWG strongly supports this petition and urges the agency to study alternatives to ensure that any fire retardant chemicals (also known as flame retardant chemicals) that go into consumer products are necessary and safe. You can take action to keep more than 20 toxic fire retardant chemicals out of your home and away from your children.


2020-5-15 · “Fire safety can be better achieved through product design of furniture, fabric, batting etc. rather than by dousing the foam in pounds of retardant chemical,” he says. The federal government ...


2010-1-15 · The International Association of Fire Fighters applauded Rep. Chellie Pingree (D- ME) for introducing a bill to ban decabromine, a flame retardant. Pingree’s bill coincided with an announcement by EPA on a scheduled withdrawal of decabromine from the domestic marketplace. “Congresswoman Pingree, more than anyone, deserves credit for helping us eliminate decabromine.


2015-10-6 · Once incorporated into foam, these chemicals can migrate out of the products over time, releasing toxic substances into the air and environment. Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in ...


2018-3-20 · Sixteen states are considering bans or restrictions on certain fire retardant chemicals used in toys, child car seats, strollers and other children’s and household products. 03/20/2018 10:45 am ET Elaine Thompson/AP Seattle resident Marita Graube plays peek-a-boo with her daughter, Ayame, as the girl sits in her crib and atop an organic mattress without fire retardant chemicals.


2018-3-20 · Late last year, the commission voted to initiate a rule-making process that might eventually lead to a ban on the chemicals known as organohalogens, and warned the public about the dangers in the fire retardants in children’s products and household goods. But instituting a total federal ban on the …


2012-5-6 · Citizens for Fire Safety has spent its money primarily on lobbying and political expenses, tax records show. Since federal law makes it nearly impossible for the EPA to ban toxic chemicals and Congress rarely steps in, state legislatures from Alaska to Vermont have become the sites of intense battles over flame retardants.


2020-6-4 · A number of fire safety equipment and chemical companies face a class action lawsuit for firefighters, who allege they were exposed to toxic chemicals in aqueous film …


2009-6-4 · These brominated and chlorinated chemicals are related to TRIS, a fire retardant once used in children’s pajamas which was banned by federal authorities in 1977 as a carcinogen. These toxins are associated with cancer, birth defects, thyroid disruption, hearing deficits, learning disorders and …


2015-4-1 · Firefighters, consumer advocates push to ban flame-retardant products Officials said the chemicals have been linked to cancer; they’re hoping to find another non-toxic solution


2019-5-31 · Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region ... taking action to ban some of the related chemicals, they have been widely used in …


These chemicals are often toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative in our bodies and the environment. Many are similar in structure or even identical to banned chemicals such as DDT, Mirex, and PCBs. All 29 chemicals globally banned as Persistent Organic Pollutants under …


2017-9-27 · The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the independent federal commission charged with product safety, voted on September 20, 2017 to take steps toward protecting consumers and firefighters from the hazards posed by the …


2020-5-16 · Catalog; Home feed; Vancouver Sun. DEADLY RETARDANTS Products pose hazard: study 2020-05-16 - STEPHEN HUME Stephen Hume is a former Vancouver Sun columnist.. Flame retardants routinely added to common household products are killing firefighte­rs, putting children and pregnant women at risk and contaminat­ing the environmen­t while not significan­tly improving safety, says a new …


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