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Islander
05-18-11, 06:46 PM
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY
18 May 2011

Eighty percent of baby products contain toxic or untested chemical flame retardants, according to a new study of products such as car seats, changing pads and portable cribs.

One-third of products, which also included nursing pillows, contained a chemical called chlorinated tris, which was removed from children's pajamas in the 1970s because of cancer concerns, though the chemical was never banned, says a study released Wednesday in Environmental Science & Technology.

The Environmental Protection Agency has said there is a "moderate level of concern" about links between tris and cancer, developmental problems, reproductive problems and other health concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also has found that tris "may pose a significant health risk," spokesman Scott Wolfson says.

Read more: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/babies/story/2011/05/Toxic-flame-retardants-found-in-80-of-baby-products/47268922/1

Reesacat
05-18-11, 07:36 PM
They did cite 4 brands that meet California standards without the flame retardant chemicals:

BabyLuxe Organic, Baby Bjorn, Orbit Baby and Boppy.