Avoid toxic flame retardants in our furniture

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Published: 19 November 2019
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Many fire safety standards exist in the EU. As a result, furniture and bedding manufacturers often need to use materials like foam or textiles treated with (or containing) flame retardants to comply with old fashioned fire safety standards. However, these substances are not proven to prevent fire and are usually toxic to humans, animals and the environment.

This documents outlines the EEB’s position, developed together with other NGOs.

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