Protecting Children From Chemical Exposure

By KBJR News 1

Protecting Children From Chemical Exposure

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM CDT

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A legislation is aiming to protect infants and young children from toxic chemical exposure.

The Baby Bedding Protection Act would require baby bedding products to be labeled if they contain the chemical toxins PVC, DEPH or PBDE.

PVC is considered one of the most toxic and environmentally unfriendly plastics in use. DEHP is a type of phthalate used in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and used to make hard plastics. PBDE is a flame retardant used in plastics.

The legislation is co-sponsored by Rep. Kelda Roys (D-Madison) and Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point).

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