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Toxic flame retardants found in newly manufactured children’s car seats

A recent test made by scientists at Indiana University (IU) revealed that 15 out of 18 children’s car seats tested positive for toxic flame retardants.  These shocking results, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, raises new concerns about children’s health, as the car seats used in the study were newly marketed and manufactured in the last two years.  While the newer flame retardants that appeared are touted to be safer alternatives, the fact that they are found in children’s products without safety testing can pose risks for children’s health, explained lead investigator Maria Verner, a professor at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, in a statement.  Read more...

 

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