Both the Massachusetts House and Senate have now passed separate bills that would ban certain flame retardants from a variety of consumer products.
A conference committee will work to produce a final bill.
Thirteen other states have passed similar bans according to the environmental organization Clean Water Action.
In Massachusetts, a coalition of public health advocates, environmental groups, labor unions and others have lobbied for such a ban since 2013.
WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Janet Domenitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG).