Monday, February 4, 2008

Baby Products: Lead is the Least of Your Worries

I have addressed the issue of potentially toxic chemicals in previous posts in relation to personal care products. New reports now warn of these chemicals, primarily phthalates, being present in many baby personal care products, such as shampoos, lotions and powders. Many pediatricians, including my son's, have stated that there is no need for special personal care products for babies. Bottom line.. because labels do not always indicate the presence of these chemicals, look for products that are labeled "phthalate free". DEP, DEHP and fragrance are used to describe phthalates. Read further for more information on this topic. Also, refer to the Eco-Links section for children's product safety organizations.

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