Research  Scientists breed flame-resistant cotton, without added chemicals

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INTRO: A research team at the USDA has developed new lines of cotton that are naturally flame-resistant — even putting themselves out when lit. The ability could help cut back on the use of flame retardants, chemicals applied to a vast array of commercial products, like clothing, carpets, upholstery, and mattresses, to prevent cotton’s flammable fibers from burning people if there’s a fire — but which come with a variety of negative health and environmental impacts... (MORE - details)

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