Posts tagged ‘halogenated flame retardants’

E-Waste Debate

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

With the holiday season upon us, and noting electronics are at the top of many people’s list, I find this to be a timely discussion. Debate Question Should manufactures and retailers be required to take back all of the electronic items they sell when people are done with them?

Fire retardants surround you every day. They’re in your car, couch, carpet padding, curtains, mattress, pillow, computer, TV, remotes, DVR, VCR, printer, office chair, hair dryer, kitchen appliances and on and on. A recent study by Friends of the Earth discovered 67% of all upholstered furniture tested in stores and 52% of furniture tested in […]