That's the topic of this month's Healthy Home Tips from the Environmental Working Group. Children are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of fire retardants...
You can read about the studies that have shown these chemicals to be present in toddlers in much higher levels than their mothers here.
If, after reading that article, you go into panic mode- don't. Check out the list of ways you can minimize exposure including:
• Inspecting foam furniture as it wears.
• Using a vacuum with a hepa filter.
• Prevent young children from touching electronics that most likely contain the chemicals (that means your cell phone!)
Read the complete article here.
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