In 2008 the US banned the use of phthalates and lead in baby toys made here but we still ship in toys from china that contain both! So you ban toys made in China in your home and you think you are safe??? You cannot even begin to imagine what else they allow our precious babies to put in their mouths! The top 4 other toxins that are commonly found in toys are:
- Cadmium – A heavy metal used as a stabilizer in PVC and in coatings and pigments in plastic and paint. It has been classified as a known human carcinogen and can also harm the reproductive system.
- Brominated flame retardants and azo dyes (easily absorbed dyes linked to cancer).
- Bisphenol A (suspected of being toxic to the brain and reproductive system).
- Mercury and its compounds are often used in inks, adhesives, and as a catalyst in reactions to form polyurethanes. They can harm the kidney, nervous system and various parts of the brain.
So here are just a few of the things that you need to concern yourself with when buying store bought products for your precious little angels!!! Make a change today and say goodbye to plastic and hello to wooden teethers!
Over here at A Green Organic Life by Michelle we truly care about what goes into your babies mouths and strive to find the best materials to use!!! You can find top quality and most importantly non toxic teething aids! I use an untreated maple hardwood ring with organic cotton fabric (using low impact and safe dyes) on all of my teethers. You never have to worry about your baby sucking and chewing on toxins with my teethers as I will always use all natural and organic materials! I have also started making nursing necklaces and amber necklaces to help aid in the teething process as well! Please visit me on Facebook at Organic Teethers by Michelle.
I am a SAHM to the most adorable children in the world! I have always been passionate about organic products and have as many as possible in my home. I started making organic teethers because I wanted to offer a safe alternative to plastic as most store bought plastic toys are filled with toxins. I hope you will take a minute to check out my products and ask any questions that you have! I am looking to spread the word about these safe teethers and would greatly appreciate your support!