Baby Furniture Tainted With Formaldehyde

A number of cribs and changing tables commonly sold at retail outlets contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, a consumer advocacy group reported yesterday. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to formaldehyde increases the risk of asthma and respiratory problems.

The report says the Child Craft Oak Crib had the highest formaldehyde of the 21 items tested, emitting 3,680 micrograms per hour.

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