The Mutant Babies Won't Burn
In its work preparating for an upcoming Fire Retardant Dilemma Symposium in Berkley, California, the Green Science Policy Institute has discovered that PBDEs, a group of fire retardant chemicals that was banned in children’s pajamas in the 1980s, is now being added to other children’s products, such as changing tables, car seats and strollers. PBDEs have been linked with genetic mutations and abnormalities in neurological and hormonal development.
That’s not the best news, if you choose to emphasize the negative. Let’s look on the bright side: At least our sweet little mutants are less likely to burst into flame.