Check out our new Safe Baby Products Guide

Check out our new Safe Baby Products Guide

Did you know that harmful chemicals are often found in products specifically intended for use by infants? Chemicals of concern like bisphenol A (BPA), flame retardants, heavy metals such as lead and cadmium, per- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFASs), phthalates, triclosan, and solvents lurk in completely legal products, and are linked to increased risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health conditions, as well as adverse effects on development, reproduction, learning and behavior.

New Study Found Toxic Chemicals in Car Seats

New Study Found Toxic Chemicals in Car Seats

The Ecology Center and Healthy Stuff just released their latest research on toxic chemicals in children’s car seats. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of seats tested contained hazardous halogenated flame retardants (those with bromine or chlorine) and over half contained non-halogenated phosphate flame retardants, some of which may also be hazardous.

Chemicals in Baby Products - What's a Parent to Do?

Chemicals in Baby Products - What's a Parent to Do?

Every parent wants to protect their baby from harm. So parents and parents-to- be learn about safety gates, outlet protectors, choking hazards, car seat safety and safe sleep positions. But parents might not be as aware of potential risks from small amounts of chemicals in baby products they use everyday in their homes. Phthalates, flame retardants, bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals are routinely used in baby products.