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.
MP Mary Creagh is the chair of a parliamentary inquiry into toxic chemicals in the home with growing concerns about the use of flame retardants in mattresses and sofas. She has recently released a podcast on the subject titled "Emergency on Planet Earth", which you can hear below.
The award-winning 2012 Chicago Tribune investigative ‘Playing With Fire’ Toxic Hot Seat threads together an intricate story of manipulation that details how Big Tobacco skilfully convinced fire safety officials to back a standard that, in effect, requires all furniture to be filled with toxic flame retardants.
We've had several enquiries about various new chemical-free bio-based flame retardant treatments and coatings for natural mattresses being sold by other companies (such as M-Pure), which claim to be made purely from natural sources.
Unlike all other mattress manufacturers, we are the only UK mattress manufacturer fighting for change. Leading the way, we are passionate about lobbying the government and working with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations and charities) to move towards chemical free homes and change the fire regulations. This timeline shows the mattress research, testing and development work Cottonsafe® have been involved in.