All Natural or Organic Latex and Memory Foam used in furniture is highly flammable. That is why the UK Furniture Fire Regulations clearly states that any Latex, which is classed as a foam, MUST be treated with fire retardant chemicals or contain graphite (making it grey in colour) to meet the safety standards.
Terry Edge was a senior civil servant who was given the job of re-writing the UK Furniture Fire Regulations. This was after the Government department responsible realised the current regulations did not work.
We were thrilled to see we have been featured in Country Life magazine. Their article "60 simple sustainability tips to make your home, garden and life better" gives tips for sustainable living all around the home.
Science Daily have just published a new article about the use of "new" flame retardants. The old chemicals (PBDEs) have been swapped out with organophosphate flame retardants in many products, but they have proven to be just as dangerous.
Government accused of stalling on action to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in homes The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life today, setting out the growing problem of chemical pollution and a range of measures the Government should act upon with key recommendations.