"Illinois Bill To Reduce Flame Retardants Fizzles in Committee"

"As nearly a dozen states consider legislation that would ban toxic flame retardants, Illinois apparently will remain on the sidelines of a growing debate about chemicals linked to cancer, developmental problems and impaired fertility."

"On a 10-5 vote, an Illinois House committee on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have prohibited manufacturers from selling baby products and upholstered furniture in the state that are made with any of three forms of a flame retardant known as chlorinated tris.

Some opponents said they would be willing to consider an amended version, but the bill's sponsors said it likely will not resurface this year."

Michael Hawthorne reports for the Chicago Tribune March 20, 2013.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 03/21/2013