By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson
Like most of you reading this, I can’t afford to just buy certified organic cotton clothes, and I am always well aware that what I am buying may contain chemicals I am trying to avoid.
The truth is, companies worldwide try to make the biggest profit possible and we wanna buy ridiculously cheap clothes – so we can’t be surprised with the report that came out today by Greenpeace.
You won’t believe how many children’s clothes contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) and Phthalates!! It’s scary to think that these toxic, cancerous and hormone-disrupting chemicals are blanketing our kids!
Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) and Phthales found in Big Brands Children Clothing
Greenpeace’s latest report, Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch Up, reveals that the clothes you or your kids are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – chemicals that are effectively banned in clothing manufacturing in Europe – which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP), a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting substance. 52 out of 78 garments from 14 global clothing, brands tested positive for NPEs.
Phthalates were found in printed T-shirts for kids from The Gap and other major, popular brands. Here are the details!
Even if clothing is manufactured in China, India or Pakistan, the hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals can still be found in ours and our kids blood!
Image © Greenpeace