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How Toxic Are Those Baby Care Products?

Posted Apr 19 2011 7:06am

Ever attend a baby shower?

Ever notice the gifts given and how toxic they are?

If you are like most you don’t even think about it. How could products that have been around forever be toxic?  Well, many unfortunately are.

An infants developing body systems are way more vulnerable than an adults.  Chemicals that are found in most conventional baby-care products have only been tested as individual components, not in combination with each other, imagine a basic diaper change and all the variety of products used!  Our government does not require potential long term effects testing. Companies certainly don’t test for toxicities.

As consumers we have to be vigilant, we have to choose.

A few preservatives to look out for include:

sodium lauryl sulfate
DMDM hydantoin
cetereath
polyethylante glycol ( PEG)
propylene glycol (PG)
fragrance ( often a code for phthalates )

Baby shampoo, washes, liquid soaps, sunscreens,wipes, lotions and moisturizers, diaper creams, powders, laundry, foods are ALL potentially tainted

the above information was sourced from  green goes w/ everything by sloan barnett

I don’t claim to be an expert in this area.

For me as a consumer when I see don’ t use these ingredients lists like the above I make a decision.

Do I want those chemicals on mine or my babies body?

I personally say no and start reading labels.

I look for the alternatives.

Thank goodness that clean and safe product choices are out there!

The last baby shower I attended I gifted this  diaper cream

VERY finely crafted…

From this  exceptional baby product line

Consider getting involved.  Support the  Kid-Safe Chemical Act , which is legislation presently before Congress to help make all household and personal cares products safe for use.  Tell people you know about your concerns

Switch brands.

It’s pretty annoying to need  a chemistry degree to decipher product labels.

Don’t you think?


flickr image toxic product label

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