Poisons in your home? – Flame Retardants are used in the manufacturer of furniture products also (electronics, car padding and building diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs are now showing up in peoples bodies and are thought to disrupt hormone signaling and neuro-development.
HBO ran a documentary based on flame retardants called Toxic Hot Seat. The Dr. Oz show also posted a piece about How to Avoid Toxic Flame Retardants in your Furniture it goes on to help you identify if you have flame retardants in your furniture .
The Chicago Tribune – Playing with Fire has a website which has a six part series. I also managed to find a paper by The Environmental Working Group – No Escape which has detailed information about the exposure to flame retardants in mothers and babies.