Study Finds Flame-Retardant Chemicals in Kids’ Products
About 80% ofÂ tested children's products -- such as car seats, portable cribs and strollers -- contain flame-retardant chemicals, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. California was one of the states that offered products for the study. One chemical found in many of the products, chlorinated tris, is one that meets a California furniture flammability standard adopted in 1975. Flame-retardant chemicals have been linked to heightened risks for reproductive and thyroid problems, cancer and other health issues.
- "Many Baby Items Found To Contain Toxic Chemicals" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/18).