10 Steps to a Green Nursery

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cofounder and owner of GreenNest.com and author of the audio book Learn To Make a Healthy Home on Oct 24, 2007 at 11:35AM

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10 Steps to a Green Nursery

By Lisa Beres, cofounder and owner of GreenNest.com and author of the audio book Learn To Make a Healthy Home

The Crib
Problem: Formaldehyde can be found in baby furniture made with pressed wood products, urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI), tobacco smoke and permanent press/wrinkle-free fabrics. Formaldehyde exposure has been linked to eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing, fatigue, skin rashes, severe allergic reactions and cancer.

Solution: Avoid manufactured wood products such as particleboard, hardwood plywood paneling and medium-density fiberboard. Look for a well-constructed, handcrafted, natural wood crib that will grow with your child.

The Green Nest Pick: Arts and Crafts Crib, $720.

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