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Consumers Should Consider Flame Retardant Benefits in Furnishings


Contact: Bryan Goodman   
Email: Bryan_Goodman@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 3) – Clean and Healthy New York released an advocacy report today raising concerns about the use of flame retardants in mattresses.

In response to the report, ACC released the following statement: 

“Flame retardants play a key role in reducing the frequency and severity of fires in the home. Scientists at government regulatory bodies in the United States and Europe have reviewed the safety of flame retardants currently used in furniture and concluded that they are safe as used. Our companies work closely with home furnishing manufacturers and their supply chain to ensure that these products meet regulatory and voluntary performance standards for fire safety. We hope consumers consider the safety benefits of this chemistry and do not make decisions based on reports that lack the full scientific context.”

Learn more about flame retardants.

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