10 Nov '11, 3pm

How to Detox Your Car Seat - OnEarth Magazine (blog)

How to Detox Your Car Seat - OnEarth Magazine (blog)

So, I've got this potentially toxic car seat on my hands (see my previous post ). Now what? It would be foolish to throw it out -- car seats save lives. My child is still better off with the seat than without one. If I were in the market to buy a new car seat, I would cross-check safety ratings with the list at www.healthystuff.org . While they have not checked for all potentially dangerous chemicals, they have based their ratings on the level of lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine, and mercury found in the car seats. (These substances have been linked to allergies, birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer.) You can find seats that perform well in crash tests and in toxicity tests, but it's not easy to find a perfect fit, especially when you have to look at cost, size, functionality, and availability. One thing to watch out for is that the same ma...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/how-to-detox-your-car-seat

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