Exporting Hazards

Exporting Hazards

Rashid A. Shaikh, in Technol-osy Review (Apr. 1986), Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology, Bldg. 10, Cambridge, Mass. 02139.
In 1977, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the domestic sale of children's sleepwear treated with Tris, a flame retar- dant; studies had shown that Tris caused cancer. American garment dis- tributors-their warehouses filled with unsalable clothing-cut their losses exporting 2.4 million pairs of the fireproofed pajamas.
Under public pressure, the...

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