Friday, September 18, 2009

Flame Retardants in the Home

"One of my earlier childhood memories is an overwhelming concern with flame retardants found in pajamas.  I don't remember how I gained such knowledge at that age, but I remember carefully reading pajama labels with my parents at the store.  Once a pair of pajamas was selected, my mother washed them repeatedly before I wore them.  I couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 at the time, yet I instinctively knew that it was absurd to put flame retardants in pajamas because house fires were so rare.  Somehow I knew that my chances of getting injured were much greater from the flame retardants than any fire I might encounter."

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