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Jenny Rottmann of Portland is nine months pregnant. Her son is due next week and she's concerned about the potentially harmful flame retardant chemicals in her couch.

Toxic flame retardants found in couches in Maine and U.S.

PORTLAND, Maine — When Jenny Rottmann and her husband bought a pale green couch a couple of years ago at a local department store, the couple had no idea it had been treated with potentially toxic chemicals. After learning about a national study into the use of flame-retardant chemicals in …