Exposure to these chemicals -- which are found in food packaging, toys, personal care and cleaning products, flame retardants in furniture and electronics, and pesticides -- causes the loss of almost 13 million IQ points.
These products could cause serious adverse effects in infants. Parents should seek medical care if their children experience seizures, breathing difficulties or any other worrisome symptoms after using the tablets and gels.
Drinking water supplies for two-thirds of Americans are contaminated with the carcinogenic chemical made notorious by the film “Erin Brockovich,” which was based on the real-life poisoning of tap water in a California desert town.
Triclosan is still used in products like acne treatments, body washes and Colgate Total toothpaste, and is also added to many other products including fabrics and plastic items marketed as “germ-killing” or “antibacterial,” though it is not listed on their labels.
Parents know a thing or two about dirty laundry. From spit-up and bathroom waste to grass stains and who-knows-what, kids’ clothing picks up stains of all shapes and sizes – and they all need to get cleaned up.
Many companies across the nation have complied with California’s 2014 flammability standard that allows furniture manufacturers not to use flame retardant chemicals in polyurethane foam.That means you can now choose from hundreds of flame retardant-free sofas.