Center for Environmental Health’s California policy manager Alvaro Casanova visited the Spanish radio show “Hecho en California 1010” to discuss the California Legislature’s passage of a landmark bill that would protect the health of consumers, workers, families, firefighters, and our natural environment by prohibiting the sale of upholstered furniture, certain children’s products, and mattress foam that contain toxic flame retardants. 

AB 2998 (D-Bloom) was sponsored by Center for Environmental Health, California Professional Firefighters, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. The bill represents a historic opportunity to ensure that communities across California are protected from these dangerous chemicals while helping spur a nationwide transition toward safer, more sustainable, cost-effective products.

To listen to the interview, click on the August 31st, 9 a.m. show in the box to the right of the home page. The interview, conducted in Spanish, begins at approximately the 19:37 mark of the show.