TheEcology Centerjust released their report on the toxicity of car interiors and common brand infant and child car seats.
“The Ecology Center is a membership-based, nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded by community activists after the country’s first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center is now a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play.”
VisitHealthyCar.orgto see where your vehicle and car seat rank in terms of toxic chemicals. Some of the best and worst child car seat picks in terms of toxicity are as follows:
Anything made of plastic, especially soft plastic can emit toxic fumes and residue. Plastic gives off solvent fumes and plasticizers. This is even more of a problem during hot summer months when the interior of your car can reach temperatures in excess of 140 degrees, F.
The problem can be reduced to a certain extent by wiping the car seat - and the soft plastic interior of your car with warm soapy water periodically.
Another growing concern is the number of people who leave drinking water in their cars in plastic bottles. Sippy cups, left in a hot car, can present the same problem. Glass or metal drinking containers can prevent this particular concern.
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