In the last few years awareness about the toxicity in flame retardant chemicals in furniture has grown tremendously. Ashley is phasing out toxic flame retardants in their furniture. But they haven’t disclosed when these chemicals will be eliminated.
Several years ago, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to do an extensive research study focusing on how toxic chemicals get out of products in our homes and make their way to our rivers, lakes, and other waters. One of our coalition partners, Columbia Riverkeeper, had made the funding possible so that we could really dig into this question.