This service is being offered to help provide information to the general public on the presence or absence of specific chemical flame retardants that may be applied to furniture in their homes. This allows individuals to make more informed decisions on the types of products they want to have in their homes. Scientists or government agencies may also use information collected through this program to increase our understanding of chemical use and exposure within the United States. We have a capacity to analyze 50 samples per month and will close submissions when the quota is reached.
To participate in this service, you are being asked to do the following:
- Complete the form below with your contact information and information about the product to be tested
- Follow the instructions to cut out a piece of the sample and wrap it in aluminum foil.
- Place the sample in a plastic sandwich size bag and mail it to our laboratory for testing. Results will be returned in ~6-8 weeks.
- Grant us permission to keep this data in our database and use it for future research. Your contact information will never be shared or used for any research purposes. We will only use information on the product and the type of chemicals identified (if any).