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Organic Baby Clothes Why Bother? How Worried Should You Be About Chemicals In Your Babies Clothes? Here is a short list of what can be found in all Infant and Newborn Clothing sold today.
Sit down you will be shocked.
This is on example of the results of exposure to Chemically Treated Clothing. American Airlines had a huge debacle in which more than 3,500 employees linked their allergic reactions, headaches, and breathing problems to the company’s new uniforms.
What Chemicals are in your Babies Clothing? This is the short list.
These dyes have been found to be carcinogenic in high enough levels, and governments like Australia have considered banning them altogether. Why azo dyes are banned?
Banned Amines in Textile and Leather. Introduction: … Such a compound is called an amine. Some amines are carcinogenic in nature i.e. they can cause cancer and hence there is a ban on usage of dyes and pigments that can release such amines
Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) are a class of organic compounds found in the majority of our clothing. The impact of NP on human health is hotly debated in the literature — while it is generally agreed that this chemical is toxic, there are widespread views about the level of exposure needed to induce toxicity and ill health. It is unclear whether studies have incorporated the effects of persistence and bioaccumulation into their analysis of human exposure to NP.
- Formaldehyde and phthalates.
This compound is also present in clothes since it is used to prevent wrinkles and mildew. It may be quite useful in preserving clothing materials since it can also increase stain resistance and colorfastness. Unfortunately, the presence of formaldehyde in clothes can cause problems for people.
- Cotton Chemically Grown and Processed.
Conventional cotton is grown with genetically modified seeds and sprayed heavily with Roundup (in which the primary ingredient is glyphosate, linked to cancer) and other toxic pesticides—and these persist in the fabric even after manufacturing. Many textiles also contain chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals), ammonia, and/or other harmful chemicals. Add to that heavy metals, PVC, and resins, which are involved in dyeing and printing processes.
How to find same chemical free clothing, blankets and everything else your baby will be exposed to.
Today in-line is a trend for what is called Ethical Fashion, Organic, Natural and Sustainable products. These are trends that have little if any monitoring, transparency and or rules.
Before you buy ask a lot of questions about where the Cotton for example is grown. In the US you can bet the cotton has been sprayed, treated and processed with some if not all of the chemicals I have listed above.