Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are widely used in many products including upholstery and furniture.  However, they have been linked to a range of human health problems and some act as oestrogen mimics which is a concern for breast cancer. 

Whilst recognising there is a need to minimise fire risks,  Breast Cancer UK support a phase out of flame retardants that are harmful to the environment and human health and support initiatives that generate products which use non-hazardous compounds or do not require use of flame retardants to comply with safety tests.

Breast Cancer UK position

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