Did you know that everyday baby and children’s products can contain high amounts of toxic fire retardants?
These flame retardants have been shown to cause serious health disorders including endocrine disruption, cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, reproductive and neurological disorders and learning disabilities such as ADHD, mental retardation, and hyperactivity.
Disturbingly, chemical fire retardants commonly hide in products that are in very close proximity to our babies and children: mattresses, portable cribs, bassinets, infant carriers, strollers, walkers, backpack carriers, pillows, high chairs, play tent, baby/toddler seats and electronics.
I’ve been trying to avoid fire retardants since I was pregnant with my first child. I believe that exposing my baby to these toxic chemicals do more harm than good. Unfortunately, it is quite a challenge to find safe alternatives, especially here in California where we have the strictest fire retardant laws in the country.