Facts

  • Toxic flame retardants (FRs) are found in many everyday household items including furniture, electronics, cars and building insulation. 

  • Toxic FRs leach out from products into house dust. This is a major exposure route for babies and young children who spend lots of time playing on the ground and putting their hands in their mouths.

  • FRs threaten our babies’ brains, affecting neurodevelopment. Scientific studies link FRs to cancer and to harm of the endocrine system.

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Center for Environmental Health (CEH) gives parents the power to make the right purchasing decisions by rating major children’s product manufacturers.