How many women, after becoming mothers, have become more and more “choosy”? You don’t have to use the best one, and you don’t need to buy clothes several times a year, but as long as the baby is involved, you have to choose carefully.
However, many people do not know-how many toxic chemicals are hidden in your bathroom cabinet? The most worrying thing for those mothers is that many bath products on the market today hide many dangerous ingredients and are used by the whole family.
Shampoo is the hardest hit
When the children are older, it is inevitable that they will start to use various adult bath products like adults. In a recent report in the Daily Mail, many sunscreens, shower gels, and mouthwashes that are well-known on the market are all on the list, and they have been exposed. The shampoo has become a “heavy” in the bathroom. “Disaster Area”-Children always prefer a variety of fragrant shampoos. This charming fragrance has become the selling point of many shampoo brands.
However, the “Daily Mail” report pointed out: In order to make the fragrance in the shampoo last longer, a chemical called Phthalaes will be added to the product, this ingredient will Affect the body’s endocrine. Unexpectedly, the shampoo with bright and beautiful packaging and very charming taste turned out to be “poison in the poison”.
For example, Original Source Juicy Mango Body Wash has a unique taste and is loved by young girls. But looking closely at the ingredient list, people will find that it contains a chemical ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate SLS.
Sodium lauryl sulphate comes from coconut and should look very natural, but it will be contaminated by the by-product 1,4-dioxane during processing. According to data from the US Federal Institute for Safety and Health, dioxane has a carcinogenic risk and may cause poisoning of the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. At the same time, research from the University of Bath has also shown that sodium lauryl sulfate can damage the skin’s natural barrier, causing large areas of eczema.
In addition, a bottle of Alberto Balsam raspberry conditioner, like the shower gel mentioned above, also attracts a large number of female consumers because of its sweet taste.
However, the reason behind making the hair soft and silky is because it added polyethylene glycol (PEGs) used as a thickener and softener, which is also the carcinogen ethylene oxide (Ethylene) during processing. oxide) and 1,4-dioxane (1,4-dioxane) pollution.
These substances have been named by the International Cancer Society, and polyethylene glycol is considered to be related to breast cancer, gastric cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer and brain diseases.
Seeing this, moms couldn’t help but take a breath. Since then, the mothers of “three heads and six arms” have to learn another new skill. In addition, are those products that are advertised as “baby and toddlers”, “designed for children” and “safe and mild without stimulation” really safe? When the mother of the mother inevitably has a glass heart, she usually sees her baby bitten by a mosquito, and feels a pain when she bumps into a small bruise. Moreover, because the baby’s developmental system is not yet perfect, the tolerance to many chemical components is very low, and delicate and sensitive skin is more prone to allergies. If you use unsafe products for your baby, the consequences will be more serious than you think.
This is not sensational. In 2017, the French Consumers Association (UFC-Que Choisir) tested 88 kinds of baby or children’s products for allergens and harmful ingredients.
The results are shocking: 85 kinds of products contain preservative ingredients or allergen ingredients that may harm infants and young children, and there are many internationally renowned big-name products.
Baby shampoo also causes cancer
A big brand does not mean 100% safety. When it comes to this, many mothers will think of the Johnson & Johnson baby powder that once popularized thousands of families. Some time ago, another baby shampoo from Johnson & Johnson got in trouble. India’s Rajasthan Drug Control Center issued a notice saying that Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo did not pass the quality test because the product contains the harmful substances formaldehyde and asbestos.
These two substances have been internationally recognized as carcinogens, and long-term inhalation is very harmful to humans.
It is reported that this series of baby shampoos called “No more tear” is favored by many parents. The problematic batch of products has been withdrawn from the shelves. In the face of this situation, it has been used by children. The parents of the product should shed tears.
In the face of the carcinogenic claims, a Johnson & Johnson spokesperson said: “The Indian authorities have not disclosed the test methods, details or any quantitative results, and under the applicable standards, there is no method or requirement for the detection of formaldehyde in shampoo. Our products are safe and our production procedures are the most stringent in the world.”
In fact, this is not the first time that Johnson & Johnson’s products have been questioned. The most famous case is the claim for the high price of baby powder.
In 2018, Stephen Lanzo, an investment banker in New Jersey, sued Johnson & Johnson, saying that he had suffered from mesothelioma because of the company’s talcum powder for 30 years. The angry Stephens took Johnson and Johnson and an agent to court. They said that Johnson & Johnson knew that the product contained asbestos fibers that could cause cancer, but they did not warn the public. You know, this terrible cancer will slowly destroy people’s lungs and other organs.
The court had previously ruled that Stephen won the lawsuit and he will receive a compensation of 30 million US dollars (about 190 million yuan), and his wife Kendra (Kendra) can also receive 7 million dollars (about 44.13 million yuan).
The main raw material of Johnson’s talcum powder is talc powder. Although talc powder itself is harmless to humans, talc powder comes from natural minerals and may be accompanied by asbestos impurities. Asbestos is internationally recognized as a carcinogen. Johnson & Johnson also said that in the past 40 years, the asbestos content of talcum powder talcum powder has been strictly controlled.
How can I buy safe care products
Seeing this, mothers may be anxious-even big-brand products also have hidden health risks, so how should you choose safe products for your baby? In fact, you don’t have to be so panic. You can find from the case mentioned above that most of the carcinogens are not directly in the product. They may be mixed into the product during processing, or mixed with other ingredients, or they may cause health risks due to excessive use. How to avoid these hidden minefields?
Anna Young, a PhD student at Harvard University, mentioned many effective methods in an interview with The Daily Mail:
Read the label of every product you buy to find out if there are potential carcinogenic ingredients.
Women have more opportunities to contact with care products than men. If you can’t rule out products that contain a lot of chemicals, you can start by abandoning the products you want to use on your skin. For example, moisturizer, essence, skin oil, etc., please try to choose products with natural ingredients.
If there is a Soil Association or EcoCer logo on the product packaging, it means that it is safer.
Natural products are often more expensive, and not everyone can consume them. So the first choice is to choose unscented products, the simpler the product, the better.
Finally, before buying a product, consider whether you really need it.
From Anna Young’s statement, you will find that for moms, if they have a choice, buying natural products is definitely the safest option. In fact, “natural life” has been popular in developed western countries for many years.
In some European countries, naturally, it is also a kind of “raising baby” attitude that is highly respected by parents; children go to the streets barefoot, because parents all pursue “free raising”, which is also the best way to get close to nature.
They also eat very naturally. The fresh carrots and cucumbers in the lunch box are probably picked from their own garden.
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