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Do toxic chemicals lurk in your couch?

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In a new study, more than half of all couches tested contained potentially toxic or untested chemical flame retardants that may pose risks to human health.

“Overall, we detected flame-retardant chemicals in 85 percent of the couches we tested and in 94 percent of those purchased after 2005,” says Heather Stapleton of Duke University.

“More than half of all samples, regardless of the age of the couch, contained flame retardants that are potentially toxic or have undergone little or no independent testing for human health risks.”

Full story at Futurity.

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