PhilaU research on flame retardants in car seats raised safety concerns: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A group of U.S. senators have called for closer scrutiny of the safety of flame retardants used in many everyday products, concerns that were raised in a 2008 study of childrens’ car seats by PhilaU researchers Jeffrey Ashley and David Brookstein, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 20. The 23 senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the risk of exposure to flame retardants, particularly for children, in light of growing evidence of the chemicals’ toxicity.

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