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Children's Foam-padded Sleeping Products with TDCPP
TDCPP is readily released into air and dust, and has been detected in dust in homes, offices, automobiles, and daycare centers worldwide. People are exposed to TDCPP via dust inhalation or skin absorption and children and infants are especially vulnerable. In a Swedish study, dust from day care centers (where children's padded sleeping products are commonly used) was found to contain up to 50 times the levels of TDCPP related chemicals as dust in homes. Another study found higher levels of TDCPP in dust and air from child care facilities where foam mats were used as compared with facilities that did not use such mats.
The following downloadable documents summarize information compiled by DTSC as of March 13, 2014. As the department receives additional information through workshops and other communications, it may modify the description of the chemical(s) or product or both. Such changes, and DTSC's updated rationale for selecting this proposed Priority Product, will be reflected in the official rulemaking file. In using these materials, readers should consider the following: