Can Some Baby Products Actually Put Little Ones At The Risk Of Cancer?
About Baby Products
The baby products market is getting expansive day by day, with a plethora of brands and new products making their way on the shelves for consumers every now and then.
Each product is targeted towards a different set of consumers. However, how often do you think you read the labels of all the baby products you buy?
Labeling is a part of product packaging, followed by marketing and getting the product actually in front of the eyes of the consumer, and all the brands are bound to enlist the ingredients that go into making the product.
However, it is only a rare phenomenon where consumers, which in this product line are parents of the babies, actually care to check the labels of the products and even if they do, it is seldom that they follow the instructions.
The ingredients in these baby products that mainly cover skincare and haircare, consist of toxic substances which are also used in kitchen cleaners, in other words, these are garage products, extremely harmful for the little ones as when they penetrate into the baby’s skin, they can actually cause cancer.
In fact, the 2008 U.S. Children’s Health Policy Review says that kids within the age of 0 to 2 years are more exposed to carcinogenic chemicals, more than adults, thus, validating the risk of cancer in babies due to such exposure.
Majority of the new age parents think that the manufacturers of these products must have already done extensive research and made quality assurance, gone through numerous checks before being granted a place in the market shelves, then what’s the need to do research yourself to ensure it is safe for your baby?
Well, truth is, while some ingredients may be okay for other kids, for your kid they might not and may actually pose a threat to their health.
What parents need to be certain about is not blindly following a product just because other parents are using it. They need to know each child is different and what may be good for one child can be worst for another.
Some of the most common toxic ingredients you need to look out for in the labels of the baby products you buy next time are parabens, sulfates, 1,4 dioxane, synthetic fragrance, poly ethylene glycols (PEG), talc, formaldehyde, petroleum, phthalates, octinoxate, and preservatives.
So, from now on, do make it a point to go through the labels of the baby products that you buy for your little one, to prevent the angel from all threats, whatsoever.