Before you head on a summer road trip, do you know how safe your child's car seat is?
Not in a crash, but based on the chemicals used to make it.
A Michigan based environmental group tested 60 new infant and toddler car seats and found they may be exposing your children to dangerous levels of chemicals like chlorine and lead.
The director of the study says heat may accelerate the chemicals' release. Jeff Gearhart of the Clean Car Campaign says, “We recommend that people keep their cars in cool areas. We encourage people to use kids to transport the children in the car, and not using it as a place for their child to sleep or for other purposes. Minimize the time the child spends in the seat.”
No matter the findings of this report, safety experts say always use a car seat.