17 Jun '11, 12pm

Toxie Awards Name Flame Retardant Worst Chemical of the Year

Toxie Awards Name Flame Retardant Worst Chemical of the Year

Her name is Halogenated Flame Retardant (HFR) and she's one hot mess. In a red carpet ceremony in Los Angeles Thursday, the second annual Toxies awards honored this bad actor for its sheer ubiquity and dangerous impacts. Used in furniture, electronics and building insulation, HFR can be found in nearly the entire U.S. population and is linked to lower IQs, cancer and infertility. This toxic resume earned HFR the People's Choice Award as Worst Chemical of the Year, in addition to an award in the Super Hot Mess category. If you've never heard of the Toxies, the event is sort of like a satirical cross between the Oscars and the Razzies but for chemicals, created by several Los Angeles-area nonprofits last year to raise awareness of the toxic materials that pervade our world and the need for safer alternatives. Bisphenol A took the top award last year when the event was more C...

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