Congratulations to our colleagues at Clean Water Action Minnesota and to Minnesota fire fighters for passing Minnesota’s ban on toxic flame retardants in furniture, mattresses and children’s products. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/05/23/flame-retardant-ban-becomes-state-law
Minnesota firefighters don’t like toxic flame retardants any more than Massachusetts firefighters. That’s why Minnesota firefighters are working with a Republican Senator Jeff Howe, a former fire-figther, to get toxic flame retardants out of children’s products. The arguments in Minnesota may sound familiar. Firefighters say that flame retardants don’t slow the spread of fire. They become more toxic when burned. Read more here.