Wash all new clothes and sheets before use, as they are often coated in formaldehyde to make them sit flat in their packaging. Avoid any crinkle-free clothing or bedding.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
chemicals in clothing
Natural materials such as cotton and wool are naturally fire resistant and let our skin breath. Kid's PJs that are made from synthetic materials are required to be made fire resistant - this involves the use of toxic fire retardants (sometimes sewn into the synthetic material itself). There is nothing in the labelling to say this. Make sure you buy 100% cotton baby clothes.