Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Buying pajamas made of fire-retardant fabric for your child may sound like a good idea until you consider the chemicals added to the fabric to make it fire-retardant. Like most things involving chemical exposure, there’s a risk that comes along with putting fire-retardant fabric, or other chemically treated products, against your child’s skin. Fire retardants … Read More

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Cleaning Products

If you keep your home shiny and clean, you may assume your indoor air is fresh, too. But many commercial cleaning products add irritants to the air — particularly troubling if you or your children have allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns, says pulmonology expert Sumita Khatri, MD. Using cleaning products that don’t have harsh … Read More

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BPA Protection: Say No to Receipts (Slideshow)

Bispheonl A (BPA), is a chemical used in some plastic products and the linings of some food and drink cans – and it can also be found in cash register receipts. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are concerns about potential harm from BPA in infants and children who are still developing. Michael … Read More