With thousands of chemicals in our products today and little to no restriction in the U.S. on which can be used in said products, the BPA-free movement is great but is but a speck on the tip of a chemical iceberg. Consumers might wish to avoid substances such as formaldehyde and arsenic (both known carcinogens) or phthalates (chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption) in their clothing and other products, but the federal government rarely requires manufacturers to list everything that goes into clothing or other consumer goods outside of food. As a result, people are unaware if these or other substances are in their body lotion or their children’s pajamas.
Unsure if a skincare product is safe for you or Baby? Visit the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep, or download the EWG Healthy Living app (iPhone and Android). This database lets you know what ingredients are safe and what to avoid. If you don’t find the product you’re looking for within the database, you can reference their top tips for safer products!
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