Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

October 22, 2014 9:46 PM

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Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them.

The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions. In the 1970s concerns over house fires, some sparked by lit cigarettes on furniture, prompted a move to create more fire-retardant furniture. California adopted the most stringent regulation, and so instead of making pieces specif...

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