Green Buckeye RN

Children’s Health Magazine: Your Big Fat House
September 25, 2009, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Going Green at Home, News

Obesity-causing chemicals have invaded our homes. It’s up to you to kick them out.

Carpet (PBDEs), vinyl flooring (PVC), mattress (PBDEs), toys, (BPA), waterproof clothing (Phthalates, PFOA)

One study found that children who live in homes with vinyl flooring in the bedrooms are twice as likely to have autism. To further avoid EDCs in your bedroom: 1) Make sure the mattresses and mattress covers you buy aren’t treated with brominated flame retardants. 2) Avoid clothing that’s been coated with a water-, stain-, or dirt-repellent. 3) Throw out plastic toys that aren’t designated “BPA free” (old plastic leaches more toxins). 4) Buy PVC-free, BPA-free, and phthalate-free toys. You can find some at

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