CBS Local: California Kids Have Higher Levels Of Flame Retardant Chemicals In Bodies Than East Coasters

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Just weeks after congress passed a law giving the Environmental Protection Agency more power to ban harmful chemicals; a new study demonstrates just how much chemical regulations can impact the health of our nation’s youth.

From couch cushions, to baby products, to kid’s pajamas, chemical flame retardants are widely used in consumer goods. As a result, the average American infant has the highest recorded levels of these chemicals in their body. However, a peer-reviewed biomonitoring study by the Environmental Working Group found that government regulations can increase those “potentially harmful exposures.”

Julie Watts