Safer Chemicals policy watch: September 2018

1.  U.S. body abandons plans for new flammability standard - The National Fire Protection Association has voted to halt development of a new flammability standard for residential upholstered furniture. The vote came amid stakeholder concern around the toxicity of flame retardant chemicals without offering significant additional fire protection

2.  Bipartisan group wants 'immediate' PFAS safety levels update - A bipartisan group of Congressional delegates from Michigan and Pennsylvania want the Environmental Protection Agency to "immediately" revise and broaden its health guidance for PFAS chemicals and incorporate a toxicological study that would significantly lower levels at which exposure is considered safe.