Stories tagged: flame retardants
Sat., May 19, 2012
Pollutants found in remote lakes, rivers
Scientists consider Sullivan Lake’s waters relatively pristine. The 1,300-acre mountain lake in northeast Washington is home to a thriving kokanee salmon run. Along with confirmed sightings of grizzlies, wolves and …
Mon., May 14, 2012
Flame retardants are hard to avoid
Most parents are forced to guess if toys, furniture and other household products are exposing their kids to toxic chemicals. Heather Stapleton can figure it out in her laboratory.
Wed., March 23, 2011
Studies show drop in local fish toxin
Levels of toxic flame retardants found in fish tissue collected from the Spokane River appear to be dropping, and the amount detected in osprey eggs doesn’t seem to jeopardize their …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009
Toxic flame retardants to be banned
Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011. State officials say alternatives have …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2009, 5:01 p.m.
Washington state to ban flame retardant
Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011.
Mon., Aug. 18, 2008
LIBERTY LAKE – Arianne Fernandez donned elbow-length rubber gloves, a plastic apron and a splash-protection face mask before lowering a collection jar into a manhole. The cloudy water she brought …