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February 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Protect Washington children from toxins

Safer flame retardants should be used

Thank you for your editorial supporting state legislation to protect kids from toxic flame retardants [“Keep hazardous toxins away from our kids,” Opinion, Feb. 25].

We owe it to our kids to do all we can to make sure harmful chemicals are out of our homes.

It’s a matter of great concern to me that we have not yet passed laws that ensure only safer chemicals can be used on the market. A ban on a particularly toxic chemical like chlorinated Tris is the right thing to do. We also need to make sure the chemical industry can’t just replace one toxic chemical with another.

The state Legislature needs to pass the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act this session, including the very important provision requiring only safer flame retardants be used. I urge my legislators — Rep. Larry Springer, Rep. Roger Goodman, and Sen. Andy Hill — to vote yes on House Bill 1294.

–Randi Ganulin, Sammamish

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