Non-toxic Kids has posted about a new study by the Environmental Working Group that reports toddlers have three times the amount of flame retardant chemicals in their blood compared to their mothers. These chemicals have been linked to neurological development problems, hyperactivity, and effects on the thyroid and reproductive system. A video clip from The Today Show, who also reported on this issue, is there as well.
Go to Non-Toxic Kids to see what you can do to reduce your child’s exposure to flame retardants and read an earlier post of mine about Friends of the Earth. They conducted a study of many popular strollers, car seats and baby carriers and reported if flame retardants have been found in them at a high, medium or low levels.