Just as flame retardants in sofas and other upholstered furniture can turn up in household dust and cause health problems, it turns out flame retardants have also been used in housing insulation. And just as flame retardants in sofas don’t help prevent fire, neither do flame retardants in insulation.

Couches throughout the nation have become notorious for containing flame-retardant chemicals that may do more harm than good.

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