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Children exposed to harmful chemicals do not simply respond like miniature adults.
Their developing bodies and brains make them more vulnerable to harmful chemicals than adults. As a result, early exposure to certain chemicals may result in negative health consequences later in a child’s life.
Protect children’s health by choosing less-toxic products, eating the right foods, and keeping the air free of pollutants.
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Recent national, state and local laws restrict the use of some harmful chemicals in children’s products.
Since these regulations only apply to newly-manufactured products, you should take caution when reusing, buying second hand, or accepting hand-me-downs of these items:
Learn about San Francisco’s pioneering policies that restrict harmful chemicals in children’s products.
Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain, Canadian Environmental Health Atlas, November 2014
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