Crib mattresses emit potentially harmful chemicals, Cockrell School engineers find

This just reminds me of the reason our children are dying after being diagnosed with ailments like brain cancer. How can a child develop Brain Cancer at 6 months old? How did they get it? We have to wake up to all the chemicals in our environment

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(University of Texas at Austin 2 April 2014) In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep. The research team analyzed the foam padding in crib mattresses to gain knowledge about the chemical composition of the mattresses, the rate at which volatile organic compounds are released into the air and the emission levels that sleeping infants are exposed to.

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