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Naps give our little ones much needed time to recharge. As parents and teachers, we want our children to rest without lying in a bed of harmful chemicals. But recently, Washington Toxics Coalition found flame retardants in nap mats sold for use in childcare.
Growing Up Green: Inflamed about Toxic Flame Retardants No parent wants to bring a changing pad or other item with toxic flame retardants into the nursery, yet these chemicals have been found in the vast majority of baby products despite a lack of proven fire safety benefit. Parents have every right to be inflamed about these polluting chemicals. As the flame retardants migrate from products such as couches and portable cribs into dust, they end up inhaled or ingested unintentionally – most often by sticky-fingered babies and kids.
Parents once assumed that choosing safer baby shampoo meant finding the “no tears” slogan on a bottle. Now that research has found harmful chemicals in baby washes, lotions, shampoos and other products, finding products we can trust isn’t so simple.