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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Childrens Car Seats Contain Chemicals

More than half of children's car seats sold in the United States contain hazardous chemicals, according to a study published Wednesday by a nonprofit environmental group.

Sixty percent of 150 car seats tested by the Michigan-based Ecology Center were found to contain chemicals that can be harmful to human health such as bromine and chlorine, which points to the presence of polyvinyl chlorate (PVC).

Studies in lab animals have found that bromine-containing flame retardants can permanently affect the developing brain, while PVC has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration as a known human carcinogen.

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