Flame Retardants – eat, breathe, drink
Flame retardants are chemicals that are applied to materials to prevent the start or slow the growth of fire. They have been used in many consumer and industrial products since the 1970s to decrease the ability of materials to ignite. Today, we eat, breathe and drink flame retardants.
Composite Wood – most prevalent home pollutant
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, long-term exposure to high levels of formaldehyde has been associated with cancer in humans and laboratory animals. Most people know enough to avoid formaldehyde, and yet it is one of the most prevalent pollutants in your home's indoor air. The reason?
Risking Firefighters Health & Safety
Firefighters serving on the front lines are fighting to ban fire retardants due to the health effect on these first responders.
Earth's Natural Resources
The world loses almost six million hectares of forest each year to deforestation. That's like losing an area the size of Portugal every two years. Unbelievably, over 200,000 acres of rainforest are burned every day. That is over 150 acres lost every minute of every day, and 78 million acres are lost every year!