Certain Chemicals Could be Toxic to Kids


By Molly Clifton

Chemicals used to reduce the risk of fires in items such as strollers, carpeting and electronics may be toxic to children.

A study from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine shows prenatal exposure to a flame retardant know as PBDE is associated with lower intelligence and hyperactivity in early childhood.

Most PBDE's are not used in the U.S. anymore but may be found in products purchased years ago.

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