My daughter is going to college this fall. we are ready.
Her school recommended some items for her dorm that we purchased with due diligence.
For the past few years, I have been working on extracting toxic flame retardant from the foam on the sofa, and I thought I should go to school --
Tested the recommended foam mattress upper for my daughter for the same toxic chemicals.
So I bought the recommended toppers and sent the samples to Professor Graham Peaslee at Michigan Hope College.
The test shows that both the egg box and the memory foam upper contain toxic flame retardant: \"eggs-
The Crate Mattress topper is about 1.
It is often persistent, biocumulative and toxic.
The flame retardant mixture known as Firemaster 550 is the most common source of this level of Bromo in the new foam, and despite the lack of extensive research, Firemaster 550 is associated with obesity and anxiety in animals.
In addition, a major component of Firemaster 550 is associated with decreased sperm count in men, neurotoxicity and cardiac development, and disruption of endocrine and metabolic functions.
\"Not just the recommended eggs --
The crate mattress topper, which was found to contain toxic flame retardant substances, also contains the memory foam pad: \"The memory foam pad is positive for the Bromo test, but no quantitative level is reported.
Firemaster 550 is the main suspect again, but further testing is needed.
\"In addition to other diseases, flame retardant is related to cancer, reproductive diseases and brain damage in children,\" Lynne peples reported . \".
It should not take away a chemist. of-
State test to determine if the toxic flame retardant is in our sleeping area.
It\'s time to eliminate toxic flame retardant from our stores, schools, hospitals and homes so we don\'t have to send the product out for testing.
Fortunately, some people see the light and change is happening.
For example, Kaiser, the largest health management non-profit organization in the United States, announced that they would stop buying flame-retardant furniture.
They are leading the way in their efforts to eliminate unnecessary and harmful chemicals around us and put pressure on manufacturers.
You can read more about it in this Huffington Post article.
Mattress uppers are very common in dormitories all over the country, and it seems that most of them contain infiltrated flame retardant substances and become part of our child\'s toxic physical burden.
This is very unhealthy for our children.
I don\'t want my child to bear such a burden, and it\'s wonderful that she doesn\'t need it.
It is easy not to put flame retardant on the upper of the mattress.
As consumers, we can use our purchasing power to demand this change.
In their 70 s, they put flame retardant in their children\'s pajamas.
When research shows that children are absorbing these harmful chemicals, they take out the flame retardant!
We can do it again.