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Car seats may contain hazardous materials

Aug 3, 2011 3:02pm
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(NECN/CNN) - We strap children into car seats to keep them safe on the road, but a new report finds that some contain hazardous chemicals that may be harmful to their health.

More than half of the 2011 models of children's car seats contain one or more hazardous chemicals, according to a new report, but they fared far better than in previous years.

Healthystuff.org, a project of the environmental nonprofit The Ecology Center, found "chemicals of concern" in 60% of the more than 150 seats tested, including brominated flame retardants, arsenic, lead and other heavy metals.

Ninette Sosa has more in this Health Minute.
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