Value of flame retardants in furniture
For this module’s discussion, please first review the following resources:
- http://www.bromhttps://www.bsef.com/what-are-flame-retardants/#furniture (Links to an external site.)
- http://www.acsh.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/20060809_flame.pdf (Links to an external site.)
- http://www.ceh.org/wp-content/uphttps://www.ceh.org/latest/press-releases/playing-on-poisons-childrens-furniture-found-with-harmful-flame-retardant-chemicals/ (Links to an external site.)
- http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/02/13/41/preventing-human-exposure-to-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-flame-retardants-to-protect-public-health (Links to an external site.)
Then, reflect on and respond to the following: Based on these resources (please use references and citations, where appropriate), how do you see the trade-offs between the value of flame retardants in furniture and the risk of health effects of the chemicals used in these processes? What would do? What would you recommend to your family and friends?