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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?

The NaturePedic® Design
Many specific consumer products are fairly well regulated with respect
to their ingredients. These include food, drugs, and other specific items such as lead in paint. There are also various types of regulations for many other consumer products such as pesticides, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, medical devices, and motor vehicles. However, the use of chemicals in most other consumer products is largely unregulated.
These include many of the chemicals typically found in baby mattresses.

Most people assume the government polices commercial chemicals
in the same way the FDA polices drugs, but it’s not true... there’s no sheriff in town.”

(Andy Igrejas, Director of the Environmental Health Campaign. Tony Iallonardo, National Environmental Trust. “Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Consumer Products.” 14 July 2004. http://environet.policy.net/proactive/newsroom/release.vtml?id=28735)

“No one is systematically tracking the use of any of these chemicals in consumer products, or the resulting human exposures to these chemicals in spite of the chemicals’ known or potential human health hazards... Currently, chemicals can be incorporated in consumer products and sold
on store shelves, even in products used by children, with no up-front cancer [or other safety] testing.”

(“EPA Cancer Policy Revisions Highlight Risks to Children.” Environmental Working Group. Children’s Health Policy Review. March 3. 2003)

The average consumer naturally assumes that what is sold on the market (certainly regarding baby products) is fully safe and
non-toxic. However, the average consumer is unaware of the potentially harmful chemicals often included in such products.

“Most Americans would assume that basic toxicity testing is available and that all chemicals in commerce today are safe. A recent EPA study has found that this is not a prudent assumption.”
(Chemical Hazard Data Availability Study. U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances. www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/hazchem.htm)

Childhood Disorders
On The Rise
What About
Fire Protection?
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