(including TDCPP or chlorinated tris; and TBB and TBPH in Firemaster 550)
Potential health effects include:
- Cancer of the liver, kidney, testes and adrenal gland (TDCPP)
- Long-lived in environment, builds up in food web, and predicted toxic (TBB and TBPH)
Commonly found in:
Flame retardants are often added to foam cushions in couches, chairs and mats; to plastics used in electronics and other products; and in foam insulation. Ask manufacturers to learn whether flame retardants are present in a particular product.
* Under our weak federal laws, it’s impossible for us to know all the uses of flame
retardants in consumer products. As a result, this is not an exhaustive list of
all products containing flame retardants.