Sitting, Sleeping, and Lounging on Chemical Warfare?

April 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Best Practices in Business, Celebrity Eco-consciousness, Chemical Contamination in the Home, Chemical Trails, Chemical Warfare Disguised As Pesticides, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Consumer Choices, Domestic Animals, Earth Friendly Business Ethics, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Eco Warriors, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, Ethics in Business, Hemp, Hormone Health, Hormones, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sullivan Sofa F230

The State of California Legislature got bamboozled back in the mid 1970’s by the Chemical industry to make it the Law to install toxic, off-gassing, chemical warfare into all upholstered furniture.

The reasoning [the DECOY] for this argument to install such horrifying chemicals into furniture was for ‘flame retardant’ properties of such chemicals.

This has proven to be so damaging to the environment and people that it’s now become an epidemic to have Thyroid disorders, Hormone disorders, hyperactivity in children, and other illnesses that were not at all commonplace prior to these chemical additives.

Why the United States is the ONLY developed country in this world to require such chemicals proves the power of LOBBYING by specific industries ON THE STATE LEVEL, and not just the national level.

Because California required these ‘flame retardant’ chemicals, all manufacturers simply added these chemicals to ALL of the furniture they made for the USA market. Thus, everyone else who was not living in California has been contaminated with these dangerous, and often deadly chemicals when they buy most upholstered furniture in the USA.

The ONLY way to avoid this toxic soup of chemicals coming into your home, you must buy truthfully Organic furniture that has NO polyurethane foam or other batting that has been treated with such flame retardants. And by the way, when a “Green Washing” company states that they use “Soy” foam…. this is just as toxic, but with some soy oil added! Don’t buy it!

Another issue to pay attention to is WHAT the sofa/chair is made with on the inside! Are they using chemical-laden plywood? Most of the time they do. Are they using other toxic things like chemically treated fabrics that are ‘easy to clean?’

Don’t buy this. You WILL have to be Vigilant, but it’s worth saving your life over.

My conversation on Saturday March 30th, 2013, with Travis Nagle, one of the founders of Viesso Furniture in Southern California, was informative to many people who many have learned about this whole new paradigm of dangerous chemical exposure.

Check out Viesso
Also check out these additional natural furniture makers:
Ekla Home
Cisco Brothers
Eco-Terric
GreenSofas
EcoBalanza
Endicott Home

Dr. Arlene Blum’s Green Science Policy Institute

Most eco-friendly furniture is made with Latex rubber, but there are other natural products available like Hemp stuffing and Organic Cotton. There are many options, but the Consumer as of today in the USA does not know about them. You might need to do a bit of research, but all of the information is out there for you to gather.

My working with Travis has been a pleasure. I found some Hemp fabric that was the color I wanted, so I had it sent to Viesso for some pillows they are making for me.

As Consumers, if we continue to voice our dissatisfaction with toxic and Earth poisoning furniture and REFUSE to BUY it…. and put our money into healthier [and ecologically responsible] choices…. don’t you think the furniture industry will finally get the message? Will they be motivated to improve their business practices?

Also check out Mother Jones Magazine’s excellent article on this matter: http://http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/11/couch-flame-retardants-cancer-toxic

Cats have been besieged with Hyper and Hypo-thyroid issues after the introduction of Fire Retardant Chemicals in Furniture. Our children have been hurt by these chemicals as well and it's showing up as ADHD, Hyperactivity, low academic performance, mental and emotional disorders and other dis-eases. Is this acceptable? Should we continue to let the Chemical Industry Lobby to have their way into our homes?

Cats have been besieged with Hyper and Hypo-thyroid issues after the introduction of Fire Retardant Chemicals in Furniture. Our children have been hurt by these chemicals as well and it’s showing up as ADHD, Hyperactivity, low academic performance, mental and emotional disorders and other dis-eases. Every living being who lives in your home, including you, has been affected by these chemicals in some way. Is this acceptable? Should we continue to let the Chemical Industry Lobby to have their way into our homes?

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