Firefighter Calls for Action on Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

People are exposed to toxic chemicals in our homes and work every day. For example, flame retardant chemicals, which are added to mattresses, upholstered furniture, and many children’s home furnishing products, pose health risks to firefighters and consumers. And yet they do not make our homes safer from fire. In this video, firefighter Adam Cosner and Dr. Sarah Janssen speak out for the removal of flame retardants from consumer products. NRDC and firefighters are working to remove these chemicals from furniture and other consumer products, most recently in California with a bill called AB 2998.