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Do you worry about chemicals in baby products?

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Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 12:15:57

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WideWebWitch Tue 04-Jan-05 12:19:02

Yes, I do worry, and don't use them. Read a 'behind the label' article in The Ecologist recently which convinced me I'm right not to. Plain water gets my dd clean! Have you looked online, I'm sure you could get stuff there.

Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 12:21:33

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WideWebWitch Tue 04-Jan-05 12:21:54

Here's a bit about it from their website:

"BEHIND THE LABEL: JOHNSON'S BABY SOFT WASH
Pat Thomas delves beneath the label of the UK's best-selling liquid soap for babies, and finds two hormone disrupters linked specifically to breast cancer and several 'penetration enhancers' - chemicals that can increase the rate at which the body absorbs carcinogens and other harmful chemicals."

here you go, a list of suppliers!

WideWebWitch Tue 04-Jan-05 12:22:27

There isn't a link to the whole piece, sorry. No, Tesco prob don't stock it.

WideWebWitch Tue 04-Jan-05 12:23:38

here you go, Earth Friendly online stockist

AMerryScot Tue 04-Jan-05 12:24:45

No, I don't worry at all - but I use products, wherever possible, from a reputable multinational.

Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 12:25:41

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Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 22:27:24

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OldieMum Tue 04-Jan-05 22:30:13

Boots also sell 'Little me' organic bath products. I would have laughed about this before the Guardian ran a special supplement on chemicals in toiletries and analysed products aimed at young children. Now I buy organic.

Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 22:33:55

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sophabaubles Tue 04-Jan-05 22:35:26

WWW, I'm with you, water does it, and once in a while an organic baby wash. in that guardian special i think i remember oldiemum, that 'parfum' was one of the real baddies, and it's in loads of baby stuff!

OldieMum Tue 04-Jan-05 22:35:53

I don't know. They had a series of supplements back in the spring. Do an archive search on Felicity Lawrence, who wrote a lot of the supplement on chemicals in foods, and that might get you to the right month, at least. I'll try as well.

sophabaubles Tue 04-Jan-05 22:38:52

here and here is the special really really scarey stuff imo

OldieMum Tue 04-Jan-05 22:39:29

Here it is: here

Socci Tue 04-Jan-05 22:40:35

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handlemecarefully Tue 04-Jan-05 22:43:55

Not being facetious but I do think everything appears to be potentially carcogenic...so no I don't worry about it

handlemecarefully Tue 04-Jan-05 22:46:15

that's meant to say carcinogenic

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