• Detox Your Dorm

    The problem: Dorm rooms are usually small spaces with a lot of furnishings, electronics, and other items that may contain flame retardants, highly fluorinated chemicals, phthalates, and other chemicals of concern. What you can do:  Detox Your Dorm! Follow our summary of tips on how to keep a toxic-free dorm

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    Flame Retardants Feeling the Heat

    The problem: Toxic flame retardants are found in a variety of consumer products, including upholstered furniture, textiles, and many electronic devices. The chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, decreased brain functioning, and thyroid problems, can migrate out of products and accumulate in dust. Originally, manufacturers added the chemicals to