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Furniture and carpets can be treated with a so-called perfluorinated chemical that makes the fabric less sensitive to dirt and water. Remnants often end up in the dust. The sofa can be flame retardant, both in padding and fabric.

The television or the computer’s plastic casing can contain flame retardants. Old appliances may contain the most dangerous varieties. The plastic around the wires can contain hormone-disrupting phthalates.

What You Can Do

  • Ask in store for furniture without flame retardants.
  • Avoid furniture that is impregnated with perfluorinated chemicals.
  • Tip! Natural materials such as wool have fluid-repellent properties without impregnation.