There are over 80,000 chemicals in use today. The story of TRIS, removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s, illustrates just how hard it is to regulate chemicals, or to even know if they’re safe.
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Safety on Fire

produced by Jill Rosenbaum

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More on the Story for Safety on Fire

A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health The New York Times
The Toxic Chemicals That Lurk in Cushy Old Couches TakePart
We Live With 80,000 Untested Chemicals in Consumer Products Gizmodo
Chemicals in Your Popcorn? The New York Times
Stronger Regulation of Toxic Chemicals The New York Times
‘I Lied About Toxic Chemicals for Exxon, DuPont, and Their Lobbyists’ The Daily Beast
When Safety Goes Up in Flames The TakeAway
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