Flame retardants – have your say

Are the toxic chemicals used as fire retardants in furniture causing more harm than good? You have until 24 October to let the Government know your thoughts

How do you feel about the use of flame retardants in furniture? Originally introduced to provide fire safety in residential and domestic environments, there is increasing concern that the harm caused by the chemicals used to meet the open flame test outweighs the fire safety benefit.

The Government is currently in consultation ahead of new regulations. However, Interior Design Declares is concerned that their approach is flawed and is likely, in practice, to lead to the continued high use of toxic flame retardants.

It’s time to have your say. Interior Design Declares steering group member, Delyth Fetherston-Dilke at Eco Chair, has put together helpful guidance explaining the dilemma including an easy link to respond to the Government’s proposals. Just click here

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