29 Jul '16, 3pm

Tossing that old sofa to avoid toxic #FlameRetardants? They may still come back to haunt you in your carpet pad.

flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) collected for recycling today contains highly toxic flame retardants. The vast majority of this scrap material is recycled into one type of new building product: bonded carpet cushion. While the practice of diverting vast amounts of FPF from landfills represents a recycling success story, the potential health hazards to vulnerable populations make us question whether the benefits of recycling are worth the risk.

Full article: http://www.healthybuilding.net/news/2016/07/29/post-consu...

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