I say hello, and greetings to all of you conscious and health minded individuals who care about the fabrics you put on your body and the earth we live on. This post was written to educate the world on the real dangers of synthetic chemical clothing and non-organically grown clothes and more importantly their disastrous effects on our beautiful mother earth. Please take some time and read the invaluable information so you can protect you and your loved ones from these dangerous and harmful products. After reading the information you will clearly see that you literally have to be suicidal to ever put those plastic and chemically saturated clothes on your body! And that you will be contributing to the degradation of the earth and all who live on it if you do!
What’s in synthetic chemical clothing?
Ø Nylon — its Petro-molecule source is toluene. It is formed from a reaction of diamine and dicarboxylic acid; Acetic acid and other chemicals are added during the production process. The production of nylon includes the precursors benzene (a known human carcinogen) and hydrogen cyanide gas (extremely poisonous); the manufacturing process releases VOCs, nitrogen oxides and ammonia.
Ø Rayon — A byproduct of manufacturing this synthetic fiber is called dioxin. According to the EPA, dioxin exposure causes cancer and is toxic to humans and animals. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemical compounds that are harmful to health. They can cause problems with reproduction, development, and the immune system. They can also disrupt hormones and lead to cancer. Known as persistent environmental pollutants (POPs), dioxins can remain in the environment for many years.
Ø Polyester — “wrinkle-free” fabrics, developed from xylene and ethylene. Excessive wear of polyester fabrics can generate problems such as skin, lung and heart cancer, among others. Polyester is a plastic-like material made from coal, oil, and water.
Ø Spandex — produced by “cracking” petroleum molecules into propylene and ethylene gases. Spandex is a synthetic fiber made of at least 85% of the polymer polyurethane. Spandex is made from several chemicals that are known sensitizers. TDI and MDI (Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate; Methylene bisphenyl-4,4-diiisocyanate) are precursors of the polyurethane used to make spandex. TDI, a toxic chemical, has proved carcinogenic and can cause severe dermatitis. MDI is also toxic.
Ø The latest clothing craze, takes nanoparticles and adds them to garments, though scientific evidence shows these microscopic particles can harm human, animal, and plant life.
Ø An estimated eight thousand chemicals are employed to transform raw materials into clothes, a process that involves bleaching, dyeing, scouring, sizing, and finishing the fabrics. Synthetic clothing now commonly contains such toxins as formaldehyde, brominated flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals like Teflon fibers. (Perfluorinated compounds are classified as cancer-causing agents by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.)
Synthetic clothing in a nutshell
The clippings from fabric mills are so loaded with dangerous chemicals they are handled like toxic waste, “while the products made from these materials are considered safe for human use.” For all synthetic clothing, the dangerous chemicals used to produce them are considered toxic by manufacturers and public health institutions, but the clothing produced with these chemicals is treated as safe for use on human skin. Chemical fibers and synthetic clothing contribute to a long list of documented human ailments and degenerative conditions for the planet. With synthetic clothing, we literally absorb some of the chemicals used in their manufacture. These synthetic chemical fibers are constantly gassing off VOC’s and many other very harmful gasses, most microplastics found in the indoor air comes from plastic fiber’s released from synthetic clothing. Manufacturing synthetic chemical clothing and fibers comes at such a low cost to the manufacturers it’s no wonder why Organic fibers have become so hard to find; they can make about ten shirts or more for the price of one natural fiber shirt. It’s plain to see these industries care more about money than a clean and healthy planet for even their own future generations to live on, they spend many billions of dollars a year hiding the scientific studies and destroying the lives of the people who do them.
Why the need for lab tested products?
Unfortunately, in today’s big business world you have to learn to protect yourself from dangers lurking around every corner, from the clothes you wear, to the food you eat, even if it is Certified Organic which is really a bought and paid for term. I’ll give just one example here which should shed a light for you on how big business is working today! If a Certified Organic grower needs to get some type of product, for let’s say insects, if they visit 3 different websites and can’t find an organic product to solve the problem they are having, all they have to do is fill out a simple form provided by the Organic Certification Organization, listing the 3 websites they visited that did not have an organic product for their needs, then they are legally allowed to use a much cheaper toxic and even known carcinogenic chemical and still sell the product as 100% Certified Organic, (this was told to me by my Organic Certification agent when getting my company certified, they were very unhappy about this too.) making it so easy it’s like they are encouraging it, which industry do you think passed that law, the chemical industry was losing a lot due to Organic input requirements. I’m sure while reading that you noticed that all they would have to do is visit 3 websites that they already know does not have what they need and they can then buy whatever they want for much cheaper and still get their much higher price for an Organic product, and not have to worry about losing their Organic Certification, farmers are also known for mixing Organic and non-Organic fiber’s together for obvious reasons. Now you probably also realize that most of the products you are buying labeled as Organic, are not!! The only way to know for sure and to protect you and your loved ones in this big business world of greed mongers and profiteers is to see the lab test results, that goes for food and clothing. It is my hope that this information will reach enough people to start a tipping point, to bring honesty and integrity back to normality.