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At Cottonsafe® we don't treat any of our products with PFAS. In fact we do not treat any products with any chemical treatments at all, including highly fluorinated chemicals. Not now, not ever.
We are proud to be Stockholm Convention Compliant and are determined to lead the industry to a safer, honest and more eco-conscious future.
New academic research shows Organophosphate Esters used in Fire Retardants found in furniture, mattresses and car seats may harm children’s IQ, attention and memory.
These chemicals are being used as replacements for organohalogen flame retardants under the incorrect assumption that they’re safe. This paper concludes with a call to end all nonessential uses of organophosphate esters.
Here is some information about the different types of flame retardant chemicals and the affects they have.
Another interesting study is highlighted by the Green Science Policy Institute May Newsletter.
A worrying but fascinating article from Chemsec this week, which focuses on the hormone disrupting chemicals, such as Flame Retardants, and their effects on human fertility. The article also points out that the lack of knowledge and regulation inevitably creates ‘a hotbed for “regrettable substitution”, making it easy for the manufacturing industry to switch from one banned chemical to an unregulated “cousin”.’. At Cottonsafe®, we wonder if this is the case for so called bio-based or ‘green’ flame retardants?