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

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

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    '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


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