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Major Health Care Provider Vows To Only Buy Toxic-Free Furniture
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Kaiser Permanente says its new facilities will not have upholstered furniture with flame retardant chemicals. A variety of studies have found the chemicals can be toxic… They’re linked to cancer, brain disorders and fertility problems.

Judy Levin of the Center for Environmental Health says the health provider’s decision is part of a shift to more chemical-free furniture.