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chemical issues and health
Yup flame retardants are a nightmare for me.
Probably can’t set the swimming pool on fire....
(12-07-2017, 06:50 PM)Snikwahjm Wrote: Yup flame retardants are a nightmare for me.
Probably can’t set the swimming  pool on fire....
(12-07-2017, 11:27 AM)TrainChaser Wrote: Another chemical that causes many problems (including mimicking heart attacks) is bromide.  It's EVERYWHERE:  it's used as a fire retardant in carpeting, fabrics, it causes that 'new car smell' that some people like, in swimming pools (to replace chlorine), sprayed onto non-organic vegetables, washed into water supplies, in fire extinguishers, in insecticides and dyes, fed to you in bromated vegetable oil (sometimes abbreviated BVO in ingredient lists, in baby blankets and children's pajamas, in electronics and insulation, crib mattress and car seats.

Thanks for bringing that up.  I'm not as familiar with this class of chemicals, and did some quick online checking.

The good news is that in the last couple of years, use of this stuff is declining.  I found this post from the site mentioned earlier:

It's a bit ironic that California started the push for flame retardants in products back in the '70s, but has been pushing the last few years to reduce them.  Apparently 2015 was when furniture manufacturers started cutting back.

But--"My Chemical-Free House" also says flame retardants are still used in all sorts of foam insulation boards--such as many of us are using in our vehicle builds....
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