A new infographic from the much admired Healthy Child, Healthy World organization.
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See: The Chicago Tribune Video: The truth about flame retardants. Flame retardants are found in a variety of household products despite evidence they put people's health at risk. A Tribune investigation looks at how industry has used deceptive tactics to convince the public they're needed. Link: www.chicagotribune.com
See: 'Toxic nap mats draw suit in Oakland' San Francisco Chronicle Feb, 2013. "An Oakland watchdog group said Tuesday it is suing major manufacturers and retailers, including Target and Amazon.com, for selling nap mats made with a toxic flame retardant that is also a known carcinogen... Many foam nap mats, which are widely used at places like day care centers, are doused with flame retardants linked to obesity, hormone disruption and infertility, according to the lawsuit. One of those flame retardants is chlorinated Tris, a carcinogen that was banned more than 30 years ago from children's pajamas, the group says... According to a report released by the center Tuesday, a Duke University scientist found flame retardants in 22 out of 24 nap mats that researchers bought or borrowed in California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other states. Link: www.sfgate.com
Read more about Flame Retardants here: inspirationgreen.com/flame-retardants
Chlorinated Tris (TDCPP) is a chemical that has been produced in large quantitites over the years primarily as an additive flame retardant for use in polyurethane foams.