London - Babies are at risk of being "pre-polluted" by toxins in everyday household items.
Found in furniture and electronics, the chemicals can reach infants via breast milk or even in the womb.
British MPs warned that the potential impact on health was frightening. They said breast milk in Britain had the world’s second highest levels of flame retardants, which can cause cancer and disrupt hormones.
The committee heard three months of evidence from experts and received 64 written submissions for an inquiry into chemicals in everyday use.
Its chairperson, Labour MP Mary Creagh, said: "People are breathing in these toxic chemicals every day in their own homes where they expect to feel safe.