Support for Updated Boston Fire Code

Our member groups had this to say about today’s victory on Boston’s updated fire code:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts makes health and well-being the number one priority for our 2.8 million members. This commitment to health begins with our own associates and we were one of the first companies in Boston to purchase flame-retardant free furniture for our headquarters. For the health and well-being of our fire fighters, our work force, our residents and our children, we strongly support the Boston City Council’s vote to update the City’s Fire Prevention Code to reflect today’s understanding of the safest and healthiest approach to fire prevention.  – Kyle Cahill, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health

Health Care Without Harm:
Health Care Without Harm applauds the Boston City Council for passing legislation that updates the city’s Fire Prevention Code to reflect today’s understanding of the safest approach to fire prevention and to reduce unnecessary and harmful exposures to flame retardants. Link to their full statement is here:

https://noharm-uscanada.org/articles/press-release/us-canada/boston-city-council-pass-new-legislation-against-toxic-flame

Green Science Policy Institute:
We commend Boston and especially  its fire department for modernizing to maintain fire safety and reduce the use of harmful and unnecessary flame retardants in furniture. This is a big win for safe buildings, the health of the people of Boston now and in the future. – Arlene Blum, Executive Director