THE MORNING SHOW
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.
-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 phd, flame retardants in our home, july 23, 2015