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Avoiding Flame-retardants In Children’s Sleepwear: Snug Organics Creates A Warm Non-toxic Solution
Snug Organics offers an organic cotton sherpa sleeper for babies and toddlers that is free of flame retardants and is warm enough to go without blankets.
PBDE stands for polybrominated diphenylether. These dangerous chemicals have been detected in blood, urine and breast milk. They are embedded in our people, animals and land. PBDEs have been linked to damage of the thyroid, immune system, reproductive system, and liver. They disturb brain development, learning abilities, hormone function and can cause cancer, hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD), obesity, diabetes and permanent behavioral changes. These are all the same conditions that are increasing in our children today, who happen to be the most highly exposed. According to animal studies, most problems stem from prenatal exposure and exposure soon after birth.
Flame-retardants are used in the US and Canada for children's sleepwear, carpet padding, foam cushions, mattresses, wallpaper, and plastics used for electronics. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requires that children's sleepwear contain flame-retardants or be snug fitting. Royer suggests that parents choose "snug fitting" due to the dangers of flame-retardants, which are added to materials during the manufacturing process in order to reduce the likelihood of a garment catching fire. Flowing nightgowns and baggy tops and bottoms have a higher chance of coming into contact with an open flame than a snug fitting pair of pajamas.
Following the births of her two sons, the former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home-
To add to Snug Organics’ eco-friendly mission, all of their organic baby clothing is unisex and long lasting, to ensure that each item is used to the utmost and can be passed on. Products are available online at snugorganics.com and all packaging and tags are recyclable and biodegradable. 10% of Snug Organics’ profits are donated to Healthy Child Healthy World, a nonprofit organization inspiring parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals. Snug Organics launched in September of 2009. The website www.snugorganics.com provides product details, e-commerce and the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of flame-retardants.
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About Snug Organics: Following the births of her two sons, Erin Royer, a former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home-