Thursday, May 22, 2008

Study on Dangers of Flame-retardant Chemicals

Environmental advocates issued a report today warning that a flame-retardant chemical used in baby products may cause learning disabilities and cancer. The bromides (specifically, a bromide called decaBDE) are found in children's car seats, cribs, and mattresses. The recent study by the California-based Friends of the Earth found that 31 percent of the more than 150 different baby products found in California stores and homes contain this chemical.

Click here to view the recent Friends of Earth report.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal and Fox News