The XX Factor

Toxic Chemicals in Baby Gear, and Then What?

Foam used in some baby products like nursing pillows, car seats, and high chairs contains flame-retardant chemicals that, depending on which chemical used and which expert you prefer, might “pose a significant health risk to consumers” or be “suspected carcinogens” and linked to “a variety of health issues.” This worry-inducing info comes via the New York Times , from a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology , and as an individual parent-consumer (there’s a title we never aspired to), it’s tough to know what to do with it.