How Many Toxins Are Your Children Getting Daily?

Here’s an unsettling fact:  Every day we are exposed to more than 123 chemicals through the skin and mouth — the vast majority of which have not been screened for safety by the FDA! They’re in your children’s personal care products as well.

Personal care products expose children to an average of 60 chemicals every day that they either breathe in or absorb through their skin.   Because federal law contains no safety standards for cosmetics, it is perfectly legal for companies to use ingredients that are toxic.  Ingredients like phthalates, carcinogens, and other harmful substances.

Here’s the kicker.  Our children’s small bodies do not react the same way that adults bodies do when exposed to toxins. Even small doses can affect their sensitive developing bodies.  This can leave them vulnerable to allergies, colds, and even behavioral problems.

Depending on what personal care products you use for your child, there is a potential for toxic overload. If your child uses only a product with one toxic ingredient, their immune system will be capable of filtering out the toxin. But if you continually bombard your child’s vulnerable body with more and more chemicals, you may be overloading it!

Perfumes, artificial dyes, BHT,  strong detergents, and salicylates are some of the potentially harmful ingredients. Toothpaste is one of the most harmful ingredients for children. Many popular children’s toothpastes contain glitter, bright colors and taste like bubble gum.  Sodium lauryl sulfate is a common inactive ingredient in toothpastes, shampoos, skin care and bubble baths. It’s a surfactant that forms lather in the products. You may be dismayed to learn it is a common industrial detergent used to clean oil off car engines.  Yes…you could use your child’s toothpaste to clean your car engine.

Artificial sweeteners are another common ingredient in children’s toothpastes.

RSS 2.0 | Trackback | Comment

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>