Pet Health Compromised by Flame Retardants - Page 2
Before buying a mattress, sofa, carpeting, or any kind of furnishing, tell the sales people that you're looking for furnishings that don't contain flame retardants or any kind of stain resistant coating. Organic furnishings is still far from mainstream, but if we all ask for less chemicals, and patronize the retailers that carry environmentally friendlier home and office furnishings, perhaps manufacturers will be more inclined to make a change.
A search for "organic furnishings" returns several such retailers, at least one of which sells cushioned items made with soy-based foam. Harland's Organic Furnishing offers even organic wallpaper for those who want to eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitting paints and stains in their homes and offices.