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Some scientists are looking for alternatives to flame retardants containing endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), for instance, compare the flammability of untreated polyurethane foam (top) with foam treated by an alternative fire retardants. Fire consumed the untreated foam in 90 seconds. Image courtesy of NIST

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