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What are flame retardants?Slide3
What are they?
Used to stop or inhibit the spread of fire
Minerals (red phosphorous)
Are usually mixed with or added to additive or reactive flame
Multiple classes are sometimes mixedSlide4
Do they really work?Slide5
Do they really work?
Some people say that flame retardants are ineffective.
Flame retardants are only required to show that it can stop fire after 12 seconds of burning. Should more be required?
64% of flame retardants do not have to be labeled when used in products.Slide6
What’s more important? Saving your belongings or your life?
What contains Flame retardant chemicals?Slide7Slide8
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO))Slide9Slide10Slide11Slide12
How do they affect the thyroid
How do they affect the thyroid?
Flame retardant chemicals cause hormone
in the body.
Hypothyroidism is due to the body not producing enough thyroid hormone.Slide15
They can disrupt the amount of thyroid hormone being produced for babies in the womb
The babies neurodevelopment can be affected by the mother not getting enough thyroid hormone.
The baby can also be born with an underactive thyroid.Slide16
Depression and fatigue
Excessive Weight Gain
Use products without flame retardants
Wash hands frequently
Use a vacuum with HEPA filter
Replace or repair exposed foamSlide20Slide21Slide22Slide23Slide24