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About HermanHessian

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  1. You might be surprised at just how cheaply made most sofas are. The cost differences between high and low tend to appear in the cover fabrics, which can range hugely. The main body of most commercial sofas is constructed from mdf, cardboard, hessian, all held together by glue and staples. They're also not designed to last these days since the industry's research indicates that on average people change their sofas every six years (and that's on average - many change sooner than that).
  2. I want to bring to your notice a scandalous situation regarding furniture flammability. The UK has the toughest furniture flammability laws in the world, the price of which is that UK sofas/mattresses etc contain a huge amount of flame retardant chemicals. Evidence has been mounting on the harm that these chemicals do to human health and the environment. Two years ago in the US they changed their laws so that their furniture will no longer need to contain flame retardants. This followed a long campaign by consumers, green scientists, fire fighters (who noticed they were getting more ca
  3. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
  4. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
  5. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
  6. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
  7. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
  8. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?466479-Government-inaction-causing-sofa-deaths
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