Flame retardants may be coming off of furniture, but they’re still in your TV sets

Read the full story from The Guardian.

Consumers are often unaware of all the flame-retardant chemicals in and on electronics. While flaming laptops and even iPods – and recalls from manufacturers such as Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Toshiba and, more recently, Sony over fire safety fears – might help make the case for coating circuit boards with flame retardants, fierce debate is raging over whether they are necessary on the external plastic casings of items like televisions, stereos, computers, video game consoles and cellphones.

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