Flame retardants in furniture seemed like a great idea back in 1975 when the law was passed, but now Gov. Brown wants to overhaul the law. Firefighters and environmental health groups both say the law does little to actually fight fires and is indirectly the case of health problems.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis