Baby equipment is one that relates to the health and safety of your baby. For those of you who would buy the equipment the baby should look at the chemicals used. Generally printed on the equipment. Baby equipment is one that relates to the health and safety of your baby. For those of you who would buy the equipment the baby should look at the chemicals used. Generally printed on the equipment.
This is to avoid the baby's health problems in the future. Here are the chemicals in a dangerous baby equipment.
You may love the smell of baby lotion, but the scents associated with allergies, skin irritations and eczema and can be toxic to various organs in the body.
"Plus, the term itself can be used to cover the hundreds of other harmful chemicals in products," said founder Mamavation.com, Leah Segedie, as reported by Fox News, page on Wednesday (24/2).
When reading the label, avoid products that contain perfumes.
2. Parabens and Phthalates
Phthalates and parabens are a group of chemicals used as preservatives in personal care products such as baby shampoo and lotion.
Phthalates have been linked to endocrine disorders that can cause reproductive problems, including decreased sperm motility and concentration as well as allergies, asthma and cancer.
Avoid products containing phthalate, DEP, DBP, DEHP and ingredients that end with the word parabens.
3. Formaldehyde and preservative formalin
Formaldehyde is a preservative that is added to water-based products to prevent mildew from forming. Formaldehyde can be directly added to a product or released through other preservatives.
To avoid it, stay away from products containing formaldehyde, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate polioksimetilen, 2-bromo-2-Nitropropane-1.3-diol (bromopol) and glyoxal.
Usually found in the liquid soap and bath products, 1.4-dioxane is a byproduct of a chemical, so you won't see it on the label. 1.4-dioxane is related to the toxicity and skin allergies.
To avoid this, do not use products that contain sodium laureth sulfate, PEG compounds and chemicals listed as xynol, ceteareth and oleth.
5. Vitamin A and oxybenzone
Vitamin A itself is safe, but when it is used in sunscreens and sun-exposed skin, it can cause problems. In fact, a study by the National Toxicology Program suggests that the retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, can accelerate the development of tumors of the skin and lesions.
When reading the label, avoid products that contain vitamin A, retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinyl linoleic acid and retinoat.
Other hazardous chemicals used in sunscreen oxybenzone is and should be avoided, which is an endocrine disruptor and has been associated with endometriosis and reproductive problems.