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Posted Sat Aug 9 2008: from Toronto Globe and Mail:
No matter what flame retardant is used, it shows up in the environment
"Another chapter has been added to the troubled history of flame retardants. The latest compounds used to reduce the risk of fire have been found in household dust for the first time. First, there were polychlorinated biphenyls, which were banned in the 1970s when it became clear that they were highly toxic and were accumulating in people and wildlife. PCBs were replaced by PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), which were used in a wide array of consumer products, including televisions and baby clothing. But then those also showed up in wildlife, including whales in the Arctic."
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Ultimately, wouldn't it be safer to occasionally burn up in a fire than to be poisoned by flame retardants?

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