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April 17, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Protect kids from toxic chemicals in children’s products

Corrected version The state Legislature is close to banning two Tris flame retardants from use in children’s products, but there is still time to do better. House-passed legislation, ESHB 1294, awaits a vote on the Senate floor. But as the Washington Toxics Coalition points out, the bill no longer has a provision to prevent companies from…

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February 26, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Healthier products for healthier kids

The price of healthy children is eternal vigilance, to paraphrase a quote of disputed origin. Protecting kids from harmful chemicals is a seemingly endless task for lawmakers. The Washington Legislature is considering Substitute House Bill 1294, which prohibits the sale, manufacture or distribution of children’s products or residential furniture containing the chemical flame-retardant Tris in amounts…

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