With summer approaching, forest fires are inevitable. When forest or brush fires strike, every resource is used to eliminate the inferno. The problem is water isn’t the only thing that stops fires. Fire retardants are constantly dropped on fires to ease the blaze, 1000’s of gallons of fire retardants to be exact.
These fire retardants are riddled with chemicals and have been known to kill the local wildlife. Back in 2002 a tanker accidentally spilled its contents in a river. 2000 gallons of Fire retardants contaminated the water and killed almost every fish for a 4-mile stretch.
It amazes me that more people aren’t concerned about the fire retardants in their beds. Currently all mattresses in California require a FR to pass state laws and there are very few states that don’t require them. They are known to cause cancer and yet still it is mandated to use them.
With more and more people being exposed to the harsh chemicals of fire retardants, you have to ask when will it stop?