Flame retardants an example of better living through chemistry gone awry May 5, 2017

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Op-ed by PSR Maine’s Sydney Sewall, MD, MPH. “Both organizations that I represent — the Maine Chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American Academy of Pediatrics — would urge our legislators to support this bill [to ban chemical flame retardants]. Flame retardants are like the lead we used to put in gasoline — an example of ‘better living through chemistry’ gone awry. They provide little or no benefit, contaminate our environment, and cause substantial harm.”

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