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Hidden Dangers To Watch For In Common Kids' Items

1. Investigate Crib And Bed Mattresses
Mattresses can be a source of nasty off-gassing and have even been linked to SIDS. Among the chemicals to be concerned with are fire retardants, which easily enter the bloodstream through the skin and lungs, and are linked to a host of problems, including developmental delays and chronic diseases. So, do your homework before you go shopping and pick an option low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) if possible.