News and Notes

Record Levels of Toxic Flame Retardants Found in College Dorms
Doug Main, April 27, 2017, Newsweek

Looking Ahead After Boston Says No to Flame Retardants
Kathryn Rodgers, May 4, 2016, Springboard, Silent Spring Institute’s Blog

Must We Wait for Proof of Ills Before Banning Flame Retardants?
Kathryn Rodgers, May 2, 2016, Boston Globe

Cancer Prevention in the Boston Fire Department (video)
April 12, 2016

Boston Should Stamp out Flame Retardants
Kathryn Rodgers, Dec 2, 2015, CommonWealth Magazine

Boston City Council hearing on furniture flammability standards
Furniture Flammability Standards in the Boston Fire Prevention Code
November 9, 2015, (includes testimony by Silent Spring Institue and others)

Choosing a Chemical Flame-Retardant Free Campus
Joe Allen and Heather Henriksen, Nov. 4, 2015, The Center for Environmental Health Blog

Press Releases

College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
Silent Spring Institute, April 25, 2017

Boston changes fire code to allow furniture free of flame retardants in public spaces
Silent Spring Institute, May 23, 2016