Arlene Blum

The Problem with Chemical Flame Retardants

Blum holds a doctorate in biophysical chemistry, and has taught at Stanford University, Wellesley College, and U. C. Berkeley, where her research was instrumental in banning tris and Fyrol, two cancer-causing chemical that were used as a flame retardant on children’s sleepwear as well as the pesticide DBCP. Blum plans to continue this research to facilitate the regulation of similar chemicals and help protect our health and environment.

Show Highlights:

-Arlene shares the story of how and why she started researching flame retardants

-Bromine bonded with carbon= bad news

-When were flame retardants introduced into children’s pajamas, furniture, etc?

-How to find out if your couch has a flame retardant in the material

-What do flame retardants do to the human body?

-Why the flame retardants in furniture really don’t offer protection

-What about flame retardants in mattresses?

and so much more!!

Arlene Blum

Visit Green Science Policy Institute

arlene blum phd, flame retardants in our home, july 23, 2015

'Arlene Blum – Is Your Couch Killing You? – Flame Retardants In Our Homes – July 23, 2015' has 1 comment

  1. August 9, 2015 @ 12:40 pm Lore

    Dear Arlene …
    Thank you for the subject … I am moving soon + need a mattress … I am a healthnut + searching for a non-fire retardant mattress … will listen to your interview on my mp3 tonite …
    thank you + god bless


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

©Copyright One Radio Network 2019 • All rights reserved. | Site built by RedLotus Austin
The information on this website and talk shows is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors, producers of One Radio Network, Patrick Timpone, their guests or web masters take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained on this website in written or audio form, live or podcasts. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider and take total responsibility for his or her actions at all times. Patrick Joseph of the family of Timpone, a man...All rights reserved, without recourse.