Toxic Chemicals in Common Baby Products, Yuck!!!

After the whole BPA fiasco, I was feeling pretty good that government was on its way to ensuring safer products for our babies. Now a study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal found toxic chemical flame retardants in 80% of 101 tested baby products. The products included car seats, strollers and even a local woman’s baby Boppy, a popular nursing pillow. These chemicals have been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

Here are the facts of the study: It found four products that contained pentaBDE, a toxic substance already banned in 172 countries. 29 products had chlorinated Tris, a possible human carcinogen banned from children’s sleepwear in the 1970s.

Here is more info on the study as well as a list of products deemed unsafeĀ