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The Five Problems
With Baby Mattresses

Are Toxic Chemicals Harming Our Children?

Childhood Disorders
On The Rise

How Are Toxic
Chemicals Allowed?

What About
Fire Protection?

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Many researchers suspect that toxic chemicals are playing a significant role in the dramatic increase in childhood disorders. Just as lead paint was once widespread before it was found to be toxic and banned, many components of today’s baby mattresses are also toxic. Eventhough these chemicals are currently legal, they are likely to eventually be banned as well.

There is growing concern among physicians, health professionals,
public safety officials, environmental advocacy groups, and consumers regarding the possible effects of these chemicals on our children.
Some of these chemicals have already been implicated in various childhood disorders.

“Today, children are exposed to thousands of substances in the environment, most of which have never been tested for toxicity to children... The implications of this massive experiment in exposure
are unknown. Environmental toxicants are suspected to be correlated with many disorders that, until recently, have been assumed to be genetic in origin... attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder,
and autism are among the disorders that may be linked to environmental toxicants.

(Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. www.childenvironment.org/factsheets/environmental_pediatrics.htm)

... EPA has determined that infants up to age two are, on average, ten times more vulnerable to carcinogenic chemicals than adults, and for some cancer causing agents are up to 65 times more vulnerable... children accumulate up to 50 percent of their lifetime cancer risk by their second birthday... many chemicals linked to mutagenic activity are commonly used in consumer products
and can contribute to children’s exposure to carcinogens.”

(Children's Health Policy Review: “EPA Cancer Policy Revisions Highlight Risks to Children.” 3 Mar. 2003.
Environmental Working Group. www.ewg.org/issues/risk_assessment/20030303/index.php)

We have come to understand that chemicals in the environment can cause a wide range
of developmental disabilities in children.
In the words of pediatrician Herbert L. Needleman,
’We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subjects.”

(“The Developing Brain and the Environment: An Introduction.” Bernard Weiss MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Philip J. Landrigan MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Environmental Health Perspectives. Volume 108 Supplement 3. June 2000. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2000/suppl-3/intro.html)

The Five Problems
Childhood Disorders
On The Rise
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