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Playing With Fire

Why are there so many flame retardants surrounding American babies? It's an important question as these potentially toxic chemicals are present in just about every common household item. The Chicago Tribute and its research team set out to look into this situation and the results of the investigation can be found on this site. The report is divided into four parts which include video clips, industry documents, and other related items. The parts include "Torching the Truth" and "'Our fire service friends'" among others. First-time visitors might do well to watch the video titled "The truth about flame retardants" for some rather troubling news about the presence of flame retardants in items such as breast-feeding pillows and couches. The site also includes an Updates area which includes news pieces from the Tribune and other media outlets.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2012/scout-120914#6
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September 14th, 2012
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:56am
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September 14th, 2012 at 1:19pm
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