Beware, Chinese Clothes Could Be Poisoning You

by Daniel / Jun 16, 2017 / 0 comments

The clothing industry is very lucrative and rakes in billions of dollars every year. China has many cloth manufacturing plants where different types of material and chemicals are used. Many consumers think that dyed clothes and synthetic fibers are safe but unfortunately, this is not true.

Those who have visited a Chinese clothes store have reported feeling an artificial odor that emanates from the chemicals used in the cloth making process. These chemicals are banned in many European countries and the United States.  However, these chemicals are still being used in china to manufacture clothes that are later exported to the west.

According to Greenpeace, some of the popular fashion brands use toxic chemicals that are harmful to human health and the environment. If you’ve ever had a headache, skin redness, rash or insomnia that was hard to explain, check the “made in China” label on your clothes.

The risk is greater if you’re wearing synthetic clothes because they have high concentrates of these harmful chemicals. They could cause health complications such as infertility, cancer, lung problems among others.

When buying new clothes, avoid the ones made with materials such as acrylic, nylon, polyester, acetate, triacetate and rayon.

Stay away from products that don’t crease, shrink or need ironing.

Protect your skin because it is the biggest organ and any chemical that affects it goes directly to the lymphatic system, the blood to end up in the liver. Your skin removes some of these toxins but synthetic fiber blocks this important function.

Avoid clothes made from synthetic fiber by buying the ones made from organic cotton, linen or hemp. Also, check whether the cloth is processed with synthetic dyes; they are just as harmful.

All in all, it’s better to avoid clothes manufactured in China.