UK fire safety

Is your mattress bad for your health?

Fears over health impact of flame retardants in furniture
Everyone would be safer and healthier if manufacturers stopped using flame retardants on mattresses and sofas, according to the ex-civil servant who reviewed furniture fire safety regulations.

Terry Edge told the Environment Audit Committee that he left his job over the Government's failure to 
reduce the use of potentially toxic flame retardants on furniture. 

Kristiina Cooper reports. 

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