In More Disturbing Could-Harm-Your-Baby News, A Recent Study That Tested Baby Products Found That Flame Retardant Chemicals Were Found In Almost All Of The Items Tested.

In more disturbing could-harm-your-baby news, a recent study that tested baby products found that flame retardant chemicals were found in almost all of the items tested.
In more disturbing could-harm-your-baby news, a recent study that tested baby products found that flame retardant chemicals were found in almost all of the items tested. Great, right? Among those baby items testing positive for flame retardant:
  • car seats
  • changing pads
  • nursing pillows
  • rocking chairs
  • baby carriers
The chemicals aren't good, either. Some of those found in the baby products are very problematic:
  • Probable carcinogens
  • Disrupt hormonal systems
  • Linked to brain damage
The study was not able to quantify the health risks of baby products that are treated with these chemicals. Still, the findings are worrisome enough that it’s worth seeking out alternatives, said lead researcher Heather Stapleton, an environmental chemist at Duke University in Durham, N.C. (Source: MSNBC)
Other experts have said that they are unsure how dangerous these products are to our babies and children. I'm certainly no expert, but I'm guessing that anything that can cause cancer or brain damage isn't good. As of now, I don't think there's much we can do. It appears that products are very frequently treated with the chemicals. If you'd like to read more about the study, it's on MSNBC and I think it's worth your time. More on chemicals Study: Chemicals found in pregnant women Are antibacterial products dangerous in pregnancy? Study shows BPA may affect fertility Chemicals found in pregnant women Should BPA be banned from baby bottles

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