16 Nov '11, 1am

Special Report: Flame retardant industry spent $23 million on lobbying, campaign donations

Special Report: Flame retardant industry spent $23 million on lobbying, campaign donations

A 5-month investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that the chemical industry spent at least $23.2 million over the past five years to lobby California officials and donate to campaigns in an effort to defeat bills that would have regulated flame retardants. The four top recipients, three Democrats and one Republican, never voted in favor of any of the five bills. During the years of lobbying, the flame retardants have been building up in people’s bodies, including breast milk, around the world.

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2011/mone...

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