Furniture flammability research questions flame retardant use

Upholstery treated with flame retardants may be more hazardous in a fire than untreated alternatives when tested at full scale, a scientific study says

Housefires could be made more deadly through the use of flame retardant treatments in furniture, according to the research. Photograph: 123RFUpholstery treated with flame retardants does not improve fire safety and makes smoke more hazardous than an untreated alternative when tested for flammability at full scale, according to a scientific investigation.

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