“The goal of the flame retardants is to give you a little bit of extra time [in a fire],” said Eve Gartner, a New York-based staff attorney for nonprofit environmental justice/advocacy organization, Earthjustice. “The California standard …required that the foam part of the furniture could withstand a small open flame for 10 seconds before your chair goes up in flames. But studies showed [the chemicals] don’t really give you that extra time.”
Official Latino Decisions Polling Memo: Earthjustice & GreenLatinos 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey (Florida Results)
Full Florida Poll Results: Earthjustice & GreenLatinos – 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey by Latino Decisions
Editor's Update, September 15, 2015: Northern California is on fire.
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