3/28/2014 Inside Prevention (A Breast Cancer Fund blog): Roundup: Flame retardants under fire
"Firefighters across the nation lined public spaces with work boots to protest the pervasive use of flame retardants..."
3/28/2014 On Earth: Firefighters Fight Flame Retardants, BYOBag, Bye-bye Bangladesh
"Firefighters are exposed to a disproportionately high volume of nasty compounds in the smoke of burning homes and suffer from high rates of cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Worst of all, research shows some of those highly toxic flame retardants aren't terribly effective at thwarting fires."
3/27/2014 Huffington Post: Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals
"...one of at least 15 "Give Toxics the Boot" events around the country this week. From Spokane, Wash., to Augusta, Maine, firefighters are calling for stricter regulations on flame retardants and other toxic chemicals they say are causing cancer and other diseases among their ranks."
3/27/2014 Safer Chemicals Healthy Families blog: National movement fueled by powerful documentary
"...it’s always a little scary when a documentary comes out about your issue. You wonder what angle they will take, how they’ll tell the story, and Redford and Walker nailed it."
3/27/2014 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station: Pittsburgh Firefighters Ask PA Lawmakers To Ban Chemicals In Flame-Retardant
"According to Pittsburgh Firefighters Deputy Chief Frank Large, studies have found that these chemicals increase the number of cancer deaths in firefighters inhaling the chemicals. Flame-retardant materials that are found in 85 percent of couches in American homes become carcinogens when ignited in a house fire."
3/26/2014 Safer Chemicals Healthy Families blog: Fire Fighters and public health leaders sound alarm on toxic chemicals
"As it turns out, the dangers fire fighters face aren’t limited to the dangers of running into a burning home. Peer-reviewed science has shown alarming trends among fire fighter populations including increased cancer rates."
3/26/2014 News Channel 13 WNYT: Firefighters want to extinguish toxic chemicals in flame retardant
"Firefighters and health leaders nationwide are urging lawmakers to crack down on the use of toxic chemicals in flame retardant products."
3/26/2014 Greatlakes, Givetoxicstheboot
3/26/2014 New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association: Fire Fighters Ask Government Leaders to “Give Toxics the Boot”
"Alarming cancer rates in fire fighter populations sparks national movement..."
3/26/2014 Digital Journal: Health Leaders and Film Makers Stand Together at Toxic Hot Seat Screenings In the Nation's Capital Against Inadequate Protection from Flame Retardant Chemicals
"The filmmaker's of HBO's Toxic Hot Seat, James Redford and Kirby Walker along with a coalition of health leaders across the country, are cautioning citizens against falling for the current toxics bill being positioned by the chemical industry as progress."