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Flame retardants may
leach from your walls

San Francisco Chronicle, by Stephanie M. Lee

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/4/2013 9:51:36 PM

Couches throughout the nation have become notorious for containing flame-retardant chemicals that may do more harm than good. Now, it turns out, those chemicals may also be leaching from the walls that surround you. Because of laws passed in the 1970s, many homes and workplaces built in the United States since then contain foam insulation doused with flame retardants. Not only are these substances potentially hazardous, but they also often do not make a structure any safer from fire, say researchers from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other institutions, in a study published in November.

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The government is here to help. They took away DDT on flimsy evidence, now malaria runs rampant. They put MTBE in our gasoline, on flimsy evidence, and now there´s a carcinogen in water supplies across the land.

They put ineffective, destructive ethanol in our gasoline because the corn/ethanol lobbies wanted more money. We must use CFL light bulbs that catch fire and create mercury pollution in landfills. No phosphates in detergents, now dishwashers and washing machines are hobbled.

And here they replaced asbestos (excellent insulator) with lesser materials that appear to leak through walls and cause health issues.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/4/2013 10:31:17 PM     (No. 9158808)

If the gov approves it then mandates it, most likely it´s not in your best interest. We live in different times with closed buildings and toxic fumes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 2/5/2013 12:26:18 AM     (No. 9158929)

I see Holmes (canada home fixer upper) always spraying the stuff.

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