We put them in our cars to help keep our kids safe, but apparently they could hold a hidden danger too.
The nonprofit Ecology Center released the results of a new study that showed that more than half of the car seats they tested that were sold in the United States this year contained at least one hazardous chemical.
The researchers tested more than 150 different car seat models for bromine, chlorine, lead, other heavy metals, and allergens and found about 60% of them had at lease one.
Chemicals like bromine, chlorine, and lead have been connected to allergies, birth defects, and even cancer.
Although the knowledge is important the researchers also point out that the levels of the chemicals found were not dangerous.
The Most Toxic 2011 Car Seats identified in the testing including:
The Least Toxic 2011 Car Seats from the testing include:
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