Calif. Adopts New Rules To Limit Toxic Flame Retardants
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced new safety standards for furniture and other household products that limit the use of certain toxic flame retardant chemicals. CDC has found that such chemicals -- known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs -- can affect brain development. Manufacturers must comply with the new standards by Jan. 1, 2015.
- "New Calif. Chemical Flame Retardant Rules Adopted" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 11/21).
- "State Unveils New Limits on Toxic Chemicals in Furniture" (York, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 11/21).