Furniture, including matresses in baby cribs, are being criticized for containing chemicals that do not work as chemical companies say they do.(Photo by Andrew Bardwell)

Flame Retardant Furniture’s Hazardous Effect On Communities of Color

(MintPress)—Flame retardants in furniture are taking some heat, as concern grows over toxic chemicals used to produce the products are being linked to cancer, fetal impairment and reproductive issues. Critics say lobbying efforts from Big Tobacco are to blame for the problem, which new research suggests disproportionately effects children and families of color. The fight […]