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How many contaminants in your children's bath & personal care products?

When was the last time you read the ingredients in products like shampoos, cosmetics, baby wipes, lotions, bubble bath, hair relaxers, hand soap, sun block, toothpaste, etc......

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Pauline_at_Home

Asked by Pauline_at_Home at 6:28 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Shopping

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  • Yes there are harmful chemicals in all those things. My daughter doesn't use soap in the bath because her pediatrician recommended she doesnt since she has EXTREMELY sensitive skin. When we use baby product we do use California Baby, they are a great ALL NATURAL product. Their sunscreen is wonderful!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:32 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:33 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • I get our products from an all natural/organic health store :)
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 6:39 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • A contaminant is, by definition, something that isn't supposed to be there. If it's on the label, it's not a contaminant.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 AM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Anon:41 - Not so. The reason some of the products end up on the Environmental Working Groups website - is because of the SOURCE of the ingredients that end up being contaminated. Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is usually a culprit...here's a great website that rates almost ALL personal care products...just type in the ingredient or the product name and they more than likely have a rating for it.


     


    http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?maincat=skincare

    AngelaKay

    Answer by AngelaKay at 9:19 AM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • We don't buy any bodycare products without checking the safety of the ingredients in the Skin Deep database. www.ewg.org

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:59 AM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • I just check for allergy ingredients. The rest, I don't care about.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 12:57 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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