"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."Source: Chicago Tribune, 03/21/2013