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Is Your Sofa Toxic? Ask the EPA

The federal government has all but given up regulating toxic chemicals. Congress should change that.

Measuring for width, and neurotoxicity.

Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

From the formaldehyde in your floorboards to the phthalates in your nail polish to the flame retardants in your upholstery, substances that can be toxic to humans are in countless everyday products. Are they safe when used in these ways?

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