Fire rated foam, which is found in furniture and vinyl floors, a danger to the health of the child.
As shown by the research of Dr. Heather Stapleton, children who live in homes with these materials, the level of toxins in the blood and urine up to 15 times, writes the Daily Mail.
The main problem is that flame retardant chemicals lead to developmental delays, obesity, endocrine failure and malfunction of the thyroid gland, provoke cancer and other diseases.
Employees of Duke University in conjunction with the centers for control and prevention of diseases and Boston University, conducted a three-year study on the impact of these chemicals on 203 children from 190 families in normal conditions.
“First of all, we wanted to identify and examine the link between specific products and the impact on children and determine how the impact occurred: through breathing, skin contact or incidental inhalation of dust,” said Dr. Stapleton.
In the study, researchers analyzed samples of indoor air, dust and foam collected from furniture in every home, and took samples from the hands of urine and blood each child.
Then environmentalists have identified 44 biomarker of various chemicals, including phthalates, fosfororganichyeskii compounds, brominated flame retardant substances, parabens, phenols, antimicrobial agents and politonalnye and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The children who lived surrounded by furniture containing PFAS, the blood concentration of this substance six times higher.
The researchers also found that children living in homes with vinyl flooring in all areas, the concentration of the metabolite in the urine benzylbutylphthalate was 15 times higher than children living without vinyl flooring.
It should be noted that benzylbutylphthalate provokes respiratory diseases, irritation of the skin and leads to infertility.
Recall that the French experts found a dangerous chemical components in diapers.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” nail Polish without chemicals contain toxic compounds, which leads to infertility and the development of cancer.
Also “Znayu” he wrote that previously, scientists have found a scientific explanation for why the baby kicks.