FURNITURE AND CARPETS FACT SHEET

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Household furnishings can contain toxic materials such as formaldehyde and flame retardants. Formaldehyde can be irritating to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. High levels of exposure to some common flame retard-ants can be toxic to the liver and thyroid. This fact sheet provides tips and easy-to-implement strategies for reducing exposure to harmful chemicals in furniture and carpets.