Join us for this webinar organized by CHE and Boston University SRP Oct 9, 2014 Background Information/Resources CHE Blog RSVP for this Call Eighth in a series of calls organized by CHE and the Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP). Flame retardants are chemicals that are used in consumer […]

Home Invaders: Are flame retardants fattening us up and harming ...

By Anthony Oliveri   As Laura Macaulay, Ph.D. Candidate, and the Research Translation Core have brought up in the past week, flame retardants are proving to be a cause for concern for a number of health-related reasons. Laura covered the PBDEs, and how they may be toxic because of their […]

OPs! they did it again…

Firemaster 550 is a chemical cocktail of brominated and organo-phosphorus flame retardants produced by Chemtura Corp. On its website, Chemtura’s flame retardant business president, Anne Noonan, talks about Firemaster 550’s use in polyurethane foam cushions in furniture and it’s ability to save lives and enhance public safety. Firemaster 550 came […]

Firemaster 550: the concern, the science, and the media