Issue Date: December 2, 2013 | Web Date: November 26, 2013
California Revises Fire Standards
After years of acrimonious debate between fire-safety scientists and environmental and public health activists, revised fire-safety standards for upholstered furniture were approved on Nov. 21 by California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Furniture manufacturers will be able to eliminate virtually all flame-retardant chemicals from their products—most notably in polyurethane foam filling materials—and meet the new standards, which take effect in January 2014.
“Today, California is curbing toxic . . .
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