November 7, 2014 – Toxic Hot Seat Screening and Panel

SSEHRI is co-sponsoring a screening of TOXIC HOT SEAT, a powerful new film on the toxic dangers in our homes.

Are the flame retardant chemicals in your couch toxic?
TOXIC HOT SEAT, an HBO documentary, brings to light the deadly consequences of well-intentioned safety regulations. The film follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose the chemical industry’s role in backing flammability standards that require toxic flame retardant use in our homes.
When: Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30
Where: The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
Northeastern University
40 Leon Street, West Village
Boston, MA 02115
RSVP: Amanda Sebert
617-338-8131 x 202
Directions: For directions please visit
Panel discussion will follow the film, including SSEHRI Director Dr. Phil Brown. Light refreshments will be offered.
Alliance for Healthy Tomorrow
Boston Firefighters Local 718
Boston Healthy Start Initiative
Clean Water Action
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, Boston Chapter
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Massachusetts
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Health and Safety
Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative
Resilient Sisterhood Project
Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University
Silent Spring Institute
Toxics Action Center