Are There Chemicals in Your Nursery?

Is your nursery safe?

When you start planning for your baby, a nursery typically is on the list of things to accomplish. Right?

Well a hidden danger that many aren’t considering when they are decorating and designing is hidden chemicals that may be present in your home. Ones you don’t even know are there!

Scary huh?

Recently Good Morning America had some indoor pollution sleuths on the case and their findings may shock you! Well, I know they completely shocked me!

The staff, along with scientists from an independent testing agency called Greenguard Environmental Institute, set up indoor-pollution monitoring equipment in a new baby’s room, then decorated the nursery with new paint and a new crib, changing table, rocker, and other decorations. A week later, the air in the nursery contained 300 different chemicals, many of which carry known or suspected health risks.

According to MSN health, some of the pieces of furniture in the nursery exceeded the legal limit of harmful chemicals. Paint was another culprit. Which now looking back makes me extremely glad we didn’t re-paint our nursery.

Some of the ways parents can eliminate unnecessary chemicals in their nursery includes spending a couple extra dollars and ordering organic bedding, invest in solid wood furniture instead of the very popular press-board type pieces that are popular in nursery furniture today, and of course seek out those new brands of health conscious paint if painting is a necessity!

Do you worry about the possibility of chemicals in your nursery?
What have you done to eliminate these environmental risks?

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