Flame Retardants

 

For the past 4 years, The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow has been working to ban toxic flame retardants from:

  • furniture
  • mattresses
  • children’s products (products for children age 12 and under)

The Massachusetts Senate has twice passed a bill to ban flame retardants.  The House has yet to bring the bill for a vote.

There are a multitude of reasons to eradicate flame retardants from our everyday lives, and protect the well-being of firefighters who put their lives on the line for us every day.  California recently passed a comprehensive flame retardant ban.   The Alliance hopes that Massachusetts will follow California’s lead when flame retardant legislation is re-introduced in January 2019.