3.14.2009

update on kids bath and body products


My sister is in the haircare industry and she passed on this surprising report on childrens bath products contain carcinogens, these products are probably not ones that you use in your house, but check the list to make sure that you are not using any of them.

It was also very interesting to find that 23 of 28 products tested contained formaldehyde. Formaldehyde — considered a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency, — is released as preservatives break down over time in a container. WOW...

It further states that 32 of 48 products contained 1,4-dioxane, also considered a probable human carcinogen by the EPA, is a byproduct of a chemical processing techniques used to make petroleum-based ingredients gentler to the skin. WOW again....

Formaldehyde can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people, the report says, and
The good news is that Japan and Sweden have banned formaldehyde from personal care products, so we (here in America) can work to have these hazardous chemicals banned from childrens products. In the meantime there ARE some products that are okay. We use both Weleda baby products or California baby which do not use harmful chemicals.

click here to read the complete article written by Liz Szabo in USA Today (there is also a complete list of all of the products that were tested).
visit the weleda website here (if you sign of for their wonderful newsletter/magazine called "We" you will received all kids of coupons!
vist the california baby website here

3 comments:

Penelope said...

It is very frightening seeing so many dangerous children's bath products on the market in Australia.
Chemical free is the best way to go...
At MiniStyle.com.au we sell Tiny Tribe bath products for children. Free of any nasties!!

lesley said...

This is so great. I love weleda and california baby.

Bath and Fun said...

Thanks for your important posting