Toxic Free Car Seats (a much needed study!)

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One of my most visited posts is about the toxic flame retardant chemicals in car seats. Parents want to know the safest brands and models to buy. This is very hard to keep track of since models and material use among companies is always changing. Non-Toxic readers send me questions asking about updates to car seat information. This is hard to find…unless… read below!

The life cycle of chemicals have a big impact on the life cycle of your child, and toxics, like lead and brominated flame retardants, are persistent in products our families use everyday. Despite the concerns of major researchers all over the country  manufacturers still put these chemicals in products!

But, we’re happy to know scientists aren’t taking the disappointing response from manufacturers sitting down. One such group, based in Ann Arbor, MI, set out to create an online database ranking popular products on how hazardous they are.

Recently, announced that they are raising funds for an exciting study this summer. They want to look at the car seats sold by the nation’s most popular brands, and find out if they’ve made changes in their manufacturing processes since HS’s 2011 study.

We hope that they did because these chemicals are not only in our homes, schools and cars, but can even end up in our water supply. This means choices made by manufacturers affect the health of our families and environment. We at Non-Toxic Kids think it’s time toxic-free products become the norm for the sake of ourselves and our world. Let’s get #ToxicFreeCarSeats funded so the team can get the best information on toxic chemicals out there! Consider donating to or sharing the campaign by visiting this site.

*This post was written with resources and information from I received no payment for it. I just support their efforts and work to make car seats safer for all kids!

3 Responses to Toxic Free Car Seats (a much needed study!)

  1. Juliana Roth June 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing our campaign. We hope to put continuing pressure on manufacturers to get these chemicals out of the products we use everyday!

  2. 61KuP7DBthV7hq8 September 3, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    This is great! Thanks!

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