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Baltimore Sun: Many Baby Products Have Toxic Flame Retardants, Analysis Finds
February 3, 2012, 9:53 am
Filed under: News

Children’s health advocates are calling on state legislatures to ban flame retardants in baby’s products after testing found the toxic chemicals in 85 percent of items it tested.

The toxic retardants were found in nursing pillows, car seats and other popular baby products, according to a report released Monday by Maryland PIRG and Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer States. The groups said the flame retardants are linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health problems.

 Children and families are exposed to the compounds, called Tris chemicals, when they escape from household items and contaminate house dust and indoor air, the groups said.

 The report, Hidden Hazards In the Nursery, found toxic flame retardants in 85 percent, or 17 out of 20, new baby and children’s products tested. Bassinet pads, nursing pillows, changing pads, and car seats were among the items tested.

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