19 Jun '17, 7am

Flame-Retardant Fears Stoke Office Furniture Policies

Flame-Retardant Fears Stoke Office Furniture Policies

Last month, TriplePundit reported on policies adopted by numerous sustainable businesses to purchase furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals. Now a new effort by leading businesses, governments and universities is pushing for even safer furniture made without another set of chemicals dangerous to our health. The market demand for safer furniture has already created a seismic shift throughout the industry. Prior to 2013, most furniture companies nationwide used flame retardant chemicals in their products. But regulatory changes and consumer demand influenced furniture companies to offer fire-safe products made without flame retardant chemical additives. Our surveys of residential and office furniture makers show that many major suppliers are now offering such products, in some cases for their full line of furniture. Now companies that that represent more than...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/06/healthy-competition-h...

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