Toxic Chemicals in Baby Gear, and Then What?

Toxic Chemicals in Baby Gear, and Then What?

Toxic Chemicals in Baby Gear, and Then What?

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
May 18 2011 12:01 PM

Toxic Chemicals in Baby Gear, and Then What?

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Foam used in some baby products like nursing pillows, car seats, and high chairs contains flame-retardant chemicals that, depending on which chemical used and which expert you prefer, might "pose a significant health risk to consumers" or be "suspected carcinogens" and linked to "a variety of health issues." This worry-inducing info comes via the New York Times , from a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology , and as an individual parent-consumer (there's a title we never aspired to), it's tough to know what to do with it.

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