Sunday, January 22, 2012

HOW TO REDUCE TRIS FLAME RETARDANT EXPOSURE AT HOME: Non-Toxic Munchkin's 123's


(What are flame retardants and what is TRIS?  Why should I be concerned?  Read my post on TRIS FLAME RETARDANTS: Banned in pj's but allowed in cribs?)



    1.     Avoid furniture and baby products with polyurethane foam, and seek alternatives containing cotton, wool or polyester.  If the foam products has a label that specifies TB117,  avoid it as this means it has likely been treated with toxic flame retardants.
    2.    Choose a safer mattress, ideally made without polyurethane foam. Wool is the best option; cotton and latex are runners up. This is especially important when buying a crib mattress for your newborn as babies spend more hours sleeping than awake.
    3.    CLEAN: Regularly use a wet mop to clean and remove dust particles and to keep them from being inhaled or ingested .  Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to clean your home
    4.    Companies and products that do not use TDCPP include: Boppy, BabyBjorn, Baby Luxe Organics and Orbit Baby

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