Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start

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Consumer products and building materials manufactured using formaldehyde as an ingredient are a main source of indoor air pollution. Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical widely used in a variety of household products. When used in the home, formaldehyde containing products can release the chemical into indoor air, causing an increased risk of developing allergic sensitivities or asthma. Children are most susceptible to this risk.

Potential formaldehyde emission sources within a home include:

  • Furniture and building materials made from composite wood
  • Some types of fiberglass insulation
  • Permanent press textiles
  • Cosmetics, especially liquid fingernail products
  • Combustion sources, including cigarettes

Download this white paper to learn about the health risks of formaldehyde exposure and baby nursery furnishings that are potentially dangerous.

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