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By March 16, 2020No Comments

? Baby week ? – flame retardants on products, car seats.

Disclaimer – all 6 of my kids used crib mattresses, car seats, strollers, etc with flame retardants on it. That’s what was available at the time. So this article isn’t to fear you into something, it’s to just educate you. As scientists/ researchers/doctors gather more research and recommendations change, it’s hard to stay on top of it all.
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“Car seats with added flame retardants put babies and young children in close contact with chemical additives, some of which are known to be carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and developmental toxicants,” explains Gillian Miller, Senior Scientist at the Ecology Center. “Babies are especially vulnerable to chemical-laden dust from products like car seats since their systems are still developing.”(1)

Companies have begun making car seats, stroller, crib mattresses, and more without the variety of flame retardant chemicals. Below are the ?? brands for car seats in 2020.

We now have tested natural materials that pass government fire testing. Some are:

Wool
Polyester
Natural latex
Inherent rayon
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“This new list of products proves that flame retardant-free car seats are now the gold standard and best practice,” stated Jeff Gearhart, research director at the Ecology Center. “Manufacturers who continue to produce seats with toxic flame retardants are going to be seen as dinosaurs.” (1)

Any of these would make for a fantastic gift to anyone in your life who is expecting. What do you think of today’s post? Share with me in the comments below!

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Sources

1. https://www.ecocenter.org/new-report-finds-upward-trend-toxic-free-childrens-car-seats

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