In light of heightened scrutiny and changing regulations on flame retardant chemicals, there’s a need to engage all stakeholders in building design, product manufacturing, & supply chain. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of flame retardants through a diverse panel that looks at the issue from different perspectives: an exposure scientist, client, advocate, and architect. This presentation aligns varying areas of practice through the common call to remove flame retardants from homes, places of work, and communities. The panel will introduce the various types of flame retardants that are manufactured, their associated impacts on human health, and where they are commonly located in the built environment. Referencing the historical context of legislative and market forces that have brought us to where we are today, we will explore how flame retardants have manifested our building codes and standards, and what we can do to remove them from our built environment.