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 groupsĀ both say the law does little to actually fight fires and is indirectly the case of health problems.

Does injecting sofas and armchairs with flame retardants hurt us or protect us? That debate took place in Sacramento Tuesday as part of a hearing on an arcane but controversial law known as TB117.

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