Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Day Care Nap Mats

Feb 19, 2013

Children's Health Advocates were in Albany Tuesday lobbying New York Legislators to protect kids from toxic chemicals.

Advocates say cancer-causing toxic flame retardants have turned up in Day Care Nap Mats sold at Walmart, K-Mart, Target and other national retail outlets.

24 brands were tested. All but two contained dangerous flame-retardants. The Center for Environmental Health urges child care providers and parents to look for mats made without polyurethane foam.

Flame Retardant Products from Center for Environmental Health

CEH is launching legal action against the manufacturers to pressure them to eliminate chemical flame retardants from their products.

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Information about CEH’s legal action is here.