imagesPlease think twice before purchasing flame retardant clothing.  Fire retardant chemical (brominated Tris) has been added to children’s clothing fabrics since 1971 when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ruled that children’s sleepwear must be self-extinguishing when exposed to heat or flames.  Brominated Tris has since been tested and discovered to be a human carcinogen (cancer causing).  It was found that children were absorbing these chemicals through their skin.

After brominated Tris was removed from children’s clothing in 1977 as a health hazard, this chemical is now being used in upholstered furniture foam, as well as in baby carriers and bassinets.  Please make sure you do your research on flame retardant clothing and wares and their direct affect on your health before you purchase these types of items.

Reference:

Dr. Brian Clement and Anna Maria Clement – “Killer Clothes”

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