18 November 2019

Policy paper – Safe fire safety for everyone: Avoid toxic flame retardants in our furniture

Many fire safety standards exist in the EU Member States, as part of more general product safety efforts. As a result, furniture and bedding manufacturers often need to use materials like foam or textiles treated with (or containing) flame retardants to comply with old fashioned fire safety standards. However, these substances are not proven to prevent fire and are usually toxic to humans, animals and the environment.

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