Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eco-Friendly Nursery Tips

The Daily Green publication put together some very goods tips to organize an eco-friendly baby nursery. Here is a summary:

1. Paint: Be aware of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic fumes that off-gas from common paint. Play safe by using low or no-VOC paints and make sure the room is well ventilated.

2. Bedding: Mattresses are treated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), chemical fire retardants that accumulate in our bodies and have been shown to affect the endocrine and nervous systems. Organic cotton or natural wool mattresses are two green options.

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