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How does clothing chemicals move into the child's body?

Chemicals are entering the child's body every day, through many different ways, making the child's health gradually decline. Chemicals used in textiles can enter the child's body in several ways.
How does clothing chemicals move into the child's body?

 1. Absorbed through the skin 

The skin is the largest organ of the body. So that when it contacts the fabric containing chemicals, the skin will absorb the chemical, especially the delicate and sensitive baby's skin more easily absorbs. According to some studies, dioxins from clothes are absorbed by the skin during wear. (1) 

2. Breathe 

Many chemicals used in the textile industry evaporate at room temperature and cause us to breathe them in. Some of these chemicals, including formaldehyde, methyl chloride, and many other chlorinated organic compounds, have seriously impacted health and ecology. Chemicals don't evaporate immediately; they do over time, sometimes for long periods. Tests at Ground Zero in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, showed some chemical indexes as high as 02 months after attacking, and the chemicals continued to evaporate until 2002. (2) 
Sometimes evaporating chemicals change into unknown substances (chemical reaction). Chemicals do not exist in a vacuum - heat, light, oxygen and other chemicals all affect chemicals. Ground Zero research has found a lot of very rare chemicals (1,3-DPP) that have never been detected before in ambient air sampling. Besides, scientists haven't known the combination of what factors create it. (3) 

3. Abrasion 

The microscopic pieces of the fabric are broken up so you can eat or breathe them in. 
Many non-volatile chemicals are used in manufacturing, such as heavy metals used in dyes, polymers, toxic man-made components, and PVC (polyvinylchloride – everyday vinyl). Every time you sit on the sofa, walk on the carpet or dry yourself with a towel, etc., every time you use these fabrics, the microscopic pieces will be abraded and broken. They fly into the air in our homes so we can eat or breathe them in. Babies and pets are particularly influenced. (4) 
Reference source 
(1) Horstmann, M and McLachlan, M; "Textiles as a source of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) in human skin and sewage sludge", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 1, No. 1, 15-20, DOI: 10.1007 / BF02986918 SEE ALSO: Klasmeier, K, et al; "PCDD/F's in textiles - part II: transition from clothing to human skin", Ecological Chemistry and Geochemistry, University of Bayreuth, CHEMOSPHERE, 1.1999 38 (1): 97-108 See also: Hansen, E, and Hansen, C; "Flow analysis for dioxin 2002", Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Project No. 811 2003 
(4) Sick of Dust is the first US study to find organotins and perfluorinated compounds in household dust. See the Dust report at In addition to organotins and perfluorinated compounds, the test also detected pesticides, phthalates, alkylphenols, and flame retardants. All of these are used in textile processing.
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