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Are You Exposing Your Baby To Cancer Chemicals?

Thu, May 19, 2011 4:14pm EDT by Add first Comment

Scientists have found cancer-causing chemicals in baby car seats, carriers and changing mats!

The terrifying findings mean we could be unintentionally exposing our little ones to harmful substances!

More than a hundred popular products were tested by scientists at Duke University — and nearly HALF caused alarm.

As reported in the Daily Mail, five contained a Penta, a neurotoxin that’s banned in eight states; nine had traces of a TCEP, which California has labeled a carcinogen and 36 contained Chlorinated tris, which the Consumer Product Safety Commission calls a probable carcinogen.

The chemicals in question were found in foam padding used to make the baby seats, carriers and changing mats flame retardant.

Scientsts claim the carcinogens can be absorbed by babies through air and through their skin.

There’s no proof the chemicals cause harm — but scientists fear we’re taking a huge gamble by exposing our kids to them.

The experts are calling on manufacturers to use cleaner products and urging parents to be careful about the products they buy and use.

No particular brands were identified by the Duke University study, but a CBS news report claims chlorinated tris can be found in car seats made by Evenflo and a carrier made by Snugli.

Evenflo reacted with a statement that reads, “Protecting children is Evenflo’s number one priority.”

“Evenflo uses the same types of fire retardant materials to meet strict mandatory federal and state flammability requirements as do automobile and other baby and juvenile products manufacturers.”

How do you feel HollyMoms? Does this scare you?

— Ian Garland


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