Put non-toxic clothing on your back-to-school list
Toxins come at us from a variety of consumer products, most of which we can’t see or smell. One type of consumer product that contains many toxic chemicals that we use daily is clothing. Most people know to wash new clothing before it is worn. This is because there are manufacturing chemicals still on the clothing when we bring it home. Yes, the “new clothing” smell, due to manufacturing chemicals, is often perceptible. Have you ever wondered how much of it gets washed off? How are the remaining chemicals affecting my children’s bodies? And once the clothing is washed, what happens to all those chemicals?
Let me tell you. They don’t just disappear, they get washed down the drain. We get to wash it and forget it, but those chemicals still exist and now they are dissolved in water. As it’s hard to know exactly what and how much, I’ve decided to exit out of this consumer loop of using toxic chemicals for my clothing and washing them down the drain – for health of the planet and for my family.