Why Wear Organic Clothing for the Holidays
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What's in Your Clothes #3-Holiday
Everyone loves to dress up for the holidays but have you heard of nano-silver, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide? What about microscopic materials such as pre-fluorinated chemical compounds? They are chemicals commonly used in clothing manufacturing and if you live in the United States, you've absorbed both into your blood stream. Did you know that over 98% of holiday and special occasion attire is made using fabrics saturated with these chemicals high above regulated standards for safety? It's true, these specialty fabrics (the ones that shine, glitter, reflect light, fit like a glove and are fluid) are all made using these highly toxic and chemically saturated manmade fibers that are dangerous to our health and unsafe to wear.Nano Silver has the ability to penetrate the skin and be absorbed directly in the blood stream. Babies still in the womb have tested positive for nano silver and nano particles because mothers unknowingly absorbed the chemical from their clothes and personal care products. Several research and lab studies have proven that nano particles cause brain damage and affect the central nervous system. It's also linked to impaired lung clearance, cell injury, fibrosis, mutations and cancer.
Titanium dioxide has been in news a lot lately. See what The Environmental Working Group nonprofit organization has to say about titanium dioxide in personal care products: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706561/TITANIUM_DIOXIDE/. So here's the deal you're exposed to these chemicals from a personal care product angle but you're double exposed because you also dress your body in these hazardous chemicals. This everyday scenario is what's putting our bodies on chemical overload, making us vulnerable to many illnesses and disease. Also, see this article: http://www.ccohs.ca/headlines/text186.html.
The National Institute of Environmental Science reports that it takes several years for just 50% of pre-fluorinated chemicals absorbed by your body to leave or be eliminated. Shoppers are not aware that many of the fabrics/fibers used for holiday attire is stain and water resistant. PFCs affect almost every organ in our body. To learn more go to: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/perflourinated_chemicals_508.pdf.
Look for natural fiber fabrics that are adorned with crystals, beads, decorative and festive trims. Buy classic or simple cut garments and add your own bling. Shop vintage stores to find the real thing. There are alternatives-you just have to reach out and make the effort to dress safely. Your body and health will thank you.
"CATA's" goal is to offer immediate alternatives in clean, organic and safe clothes by introducing you to the companies you've been looking for, helping you save and empowering you through knowledge. Is it time for you to take the pledge? Visit: our website: http://www.cataorganic.com/Pledge.html. Follow us on [email protected] use #Isupportcataorganic.
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