CPSC To Manufacturers: Toxic Flame Retardants Ill Advised In Mattresses

"Federal regulators urged manufacturers [last] Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission also issued a warning to consumers- try to avoid buying products that contain flame retardants known as OFRs.

The technical name of the chemical additives is Non-Polymeric Organohalogen Flame Retardants.

In the warning, the CPSC acknowledges that known adverse health affects include reproductive impairment, decreasted IQ in children, impaired memory, learning deficits, cancer and immune disorders."

Connie Thompson reports for KOMO News September 29th 2017.

Source: KOMO, 10/06/2017