22 Apr '11, 9pm

Do You Know If Your Baby Products Contain Flame Retardants?

Do You Know If Your Baby Products Contain Flame Retardants?

Avoid products labeled as meeting California TB 117. For products you own, call the manufacturer and ask if any flame retardants were used (and if so, what kind). Wash hands regularly . Flame retardants typically end up in our household dust, which ends up on our hands. So you don’t dry out skin, save soap for the post-bathroom and pre-eating washings. Simply rinse with water on a more occasional basis (especially with babies and toddlers that are in mouthing and chewing phases). Capture dust . Wipe surfaces with a damp cloth. Wipe hard floors with a damp mop. (You only need to use water for these tasks – save cleansers for deeper cleaning). And vacuum with a HEPA filter regularly. Some experts call for twice weekly eradication of dust, but don’t get neurotic. Swipe your screens . Some of the most contaminated dust is that found on TV and computer screens. Wipe them regula...

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