How toxic is your furniture? Find out now!
by Theresa Sirois, Social Media Marketing Manager
A recent post from our friends at Safer Chemicals talks about the new ability to get your furniture tested for toxic flame retardants. According to the article, products MOST likely to contain these chemicals include couches made after 1970, children’s car seats, and children’s products that use polyurethane foam like crib bumpers and pregnancy pillows. Traditional mattresses, of course, are also included.
How to submit a sample:
According to Duke University: If you are interested in sending a sample of your foam for analysis, please complete the sample submission process.
1. Fill out the submission sample sign-up sheet located here: http://foam.pratt.duke.edu/node/67
2. You’ll receive a “Sample ID Number” via email.
3. Cut a centimeter sample of your foam and mail the sample along with your confirmation email to:
Box 90328 – LSRC
Duke University Durham, NC 27708