December 6, 2012
A Duke University study found that flame-retardants in many household products may be toxic. WRAL News recently released a report on these dangers and what you can do to prevent them.
Researchers tested more than 100 couches that were made between 1998 and 2010. A total of 52 percent of those products contained a chemical called Chlorinated Trisodium Phosphate, otherwise known as TDCPP. The chemical is a known carcinogen that has been linked to decreased sperm quality, brain development, thyroid deregulation, and cancer.
Some of the most shocking items Duke University has found TDCPP in has been numerous baby products, including car seats and cribs.
The chemical was banned from use in children’s pajamas in the 1970’s due to health concerns, but since it was removed only due to public outcry and not because of regulatory findings, it can still be used in other products.
What can you do to limit exposure to these toxic chemicals? Experts say checking products to make sure they do not have a tag that states the product meets California flame retardant standards is the best way to ensure a product is retardant-free.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers understand the effects a toxic chemical can have on a person’s health. That is why their team of North Carolina Toxic Exposure Lawyers is here to answer your questions if you have become ill from these products.