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The Green Life: Toxics on Board?

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May 23, 2007

Toxics on Board?

If you've got a kid, you've now got yet another reason to drive as little as possible: toxic car seats, which Grist reports "have joined baby bottles and bath toys on the ever-growing list of Evil Things You're Subjecting Your Child To."

While car seats keep your little one snug and secure, they may also be leaching bromine, chlorine, lead, and other unpleasant substances. After extensive testing, the Michigan-based Ecology Center has published recommendations for safer brands and general suggestions to reduce potential exposures, including "using solar reflectors and parking in the shade whenever possible…ventilat[ing] your car before entering…and limit[ing] the amount of time a child spends in a car seat." I guess those sleeping-inducing drives around the block aren't such a good idea after all.


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