IS YOUR SOFA TREATED WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS?

Today, toxic flame retardants are found all around the planet – from arctic and marine ecosystems to your very own home and office. They build up in our bodies, and are linked to cancer, hormonal disruption, decreased fertility, neurological impairments, lower birth weight and a range of other health and developmental problems. Many scientific studies show that flame retardant chemicals pollute the environment and contaminate the food chain. Evidence of any meaningful improvement in fire safety from the use of flame retardants in furniture is lacking, while they can increase smoke toxicity.

Is the risk worth it? 

THE TRUTH ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS

Flame retardants are found in a variety of household products despite evidence they put people’s health at risk.

There is no need to choose between fire safety and preventing exposure to hazardous flame retardants. The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture is calling on the European Commission and the EU Member States to harmonise furniture flammability requirements at a level that would not lead to flame retardants use, considering health and environmental risks.

A safe fire safety is possible.

EFIC

The European Furniture Industries Confederation

EEB

The European Environmental Bureau

EBIA

European bedding industries’ association

EFBWW

The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

Cancer Prevention Society

The Cancer Prevention & Education Society

EFFUA

The European Fire Fighters Unions Alliance

Zero Waste Europe

Zero Waste Europe

ECOS

Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation

CHEM Trust

CHEM Trust

HEAL

Health and Environment Alliance

ARNIKA

ARINKA

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The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture in Europe consists of stakeholders ranging from environmental and health NGOs to industry, cancer organisations, fire fighters and labour unions.

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