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Study Shows Some Car Seats Sold In Michigan Are Toxic

A new study shows more than half of the car seats in Michigan have some sort of dangerous chemical in them. 

The ecology center tested more than 150 2011 model cars seats sold in Michigan. When the results came in Wednesday, 60% of those seats tested high in bromine, chlorine, lead, or other heavy metals and allergens.

The most toxic car seats include the Graco Snugride 35, which is an infant seat sold in an edgemont red and black color; the Britax Marathon 70 Convertible seat sold in jet set and platinum; the Recaro Pro Booster Seat sold in blue, opal; and the Recaro Prosport Toddler in misty.

The study showed kids subjected to the toxins found in these seats could eventually show signs of learning disabilities, brain damage and cancer over a period of time.

For more indepth information on other dangerous car seats and for a list of the safest models in 2011, visit

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