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Things That Are Harmful In Your Home & What You Can Do About Them

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20. Flame Retardants
Couches, carpets, and mattresses made a decade or more back are often packed with flame retardants to make them safer. The downside is that these flame retardant chemicals have been linked to infertility, birth defects, cancer, and lower IQ in children.

If you want to know if your products have flame retardants, look at the labels. They will either state they don't have them, or have a TB117-2013 label. However, if it has a TB117 tag, there is a good chance it has the retardants. 

There are a few fixes for this. If it's in your couch, you can go to a furniture store and have the foam swapped out. If you can't afford that, then you can take preventative measures. Such measures are washing your hands each time before eating, mopping, wet-dusting, and vacuuming with a HEPA filter regularly.