Tag Archives: American Sustainable Business Council

Naturepedic Participates In EPA Roundtable

Naturepedic recently participated in a roundtable discussion regarding the inappropriate use of various chemicals in consumer products and potential initiatives to reduce such practices. The roundtable included representatives of the U.S.EPA, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the American Sustainable Business Council, and consumer product manufacturers. Naturepedic was one of five consumer product manufacturers invited...
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Naturepedic Founder Speaks at “Safer Chemicals” Symposium

Barry Cik, founder of Naturepedic, recently joined David Levine of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and other “green products” business executives from Seventh Generation and Green Depot, to speak at a symposium on “Safer Chemicals, Creating New Business Opportunities.” Naturepedic is a...
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Toxic Chemicals in Furniture Linked to Cancer and Other Health Risks

Many foam sofa cushions in the U.S. contain flame-retardants known to pose risks to human health, according to new peer-reviewed study released today. Researchers at Duke University and University of California found that 85% of couches contained toxic or untested flame-retardants, some of which are linked to cancer. In response, business leaders from the Sustainable...
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