Thursday, June 19, 2008

High Formaldehyde Levels Found in Baby Furniture

Several cribs and changing tables sold at retail outlets were found to contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, a consumer advocacy group reported last week.

A lab tested the furniture and found formaldehyde levels in four changing tables and two cribs in excess of air quality standards set by California, according to Johanna Neumann, director of the Maryland Public Interest Research Group. Six of the 21 cribs and nursery products tested released formaldehyde at levels that could increase the risk of asthma and respiratory problems, the group reported.

The report is available at Maryland PRIG.

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Source: Baltimore Sun


Philip said...

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