Wed November 28, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Couches

Anyone who watched television footage of Lexington during last year’s Final Four knows that if you try hard enough, couches can burn. But because of a California state law requiring the inclusion of flame retardants, most are made with some chemicals designed to slow burning down. And a new analysis of couch cushions from around the country shows that several toxic or carcinogenic chemicals are still common ingredients in most couches.

Credit Ranjith Siji / Wikimedia Commons
Credit Ranjith Siji / Wikimedia Commons