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ACC division urges healthcare group to reconsider flame retardant ban


June 17, 2014 4:36 pm ET

A division of the American Chemistry Council is urging Kaiser Permanente to reverse its decision to stop buying flame retardant office and hospital furniture in a June 17 letter, arguing that the chemicals play an important role in reducing fires and protecting the sick and elderly.

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Kaiser Permanente banning PU flame retardant from furniture buys


June 5, 2014 11:13 am ET

The largest nonprofit health management organization in the United States announced June 3 it will stop buying furniture made with polyurethane that contains flame retardants.

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