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Report Finds Toxins In Popular Baby Products

May 31, 2012


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Report Finds Toxins In Popular Baby Products


May 31, 2012

[Report by Sarah Cody, FOX CT] 6:51 a.m. EST, January 12, 2012

The Washington Toxics Coalition, a nonprofit organization that aims to protect the environment and public health, recently released a study that shows toxic flame retardants were present in 85% of products tested.

According to the report titled Hidden Hazards In The Nursery, these toxins, found on carseats, bassinet pads and nursing pillows, have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health problems. In fact, the most prevalent flame retardant found (TDCPP) was actually banned from use in children’s pajamas in the 1970′s.

My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow, the Mini Classic Co-sleeper by Arm’s Reach and the Graco Turbobooster Elite booster seat were all found to contain TDCPP. Click here for a list of the baby gear that was tested.

Good news: popular brands Boppy, Baby Bjorn and First Years products tested well…showing no signs of the chemicals.


Connecticut lawmakers, such as State Representative Diana Urban (D-Stonington) are pledging to become involved in this issue in the upcoming legislative session.

Click here to read more on the Washington Toxics Coalition website.

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