Do you know what’s in your furniture? Not everything is visible on the surface. Flame retardants, synthetic foams, and harmful VOCs may be lingering in your living room. So, while you’re lounging on your sofa reading a book, you’re also breathing in whatever is hiding from the naked eye.
Learn about the dangers of flame retardants and which furniture materials are healthier for your home.
What are flame retardants?
Flame retardants are chemicals that are used in furniture pieces and mattresses to slow down the spread of flames in the event of a fire.
Sofas, for example, must pass the smolder test for home use, and both the open flame test and smolder test for commercial use. One quick and cheap way for manufacturing companies to pass these burn tests is by using chemical flame retardants.