Washing and child health: choose eco washing powder
Modern pediatricians, allergists and dermatologists certainly would make amendments to the old saying about his shirt, which is always close to the body, noting that the shirt should be sure to wash with “correct” powder. Otherwise svezhevystirannoe and a fragrant laundry can cause severe itching, peeling, redness, sore throat, runny nose, cough, and in some cases even cause dermatitis, eczema or bronchial asthma and allergic reactions. And especially vulnerable to poor quality, environmentally unfriendly detergents children whose immune barrier is in its infancy, and the susceptibility of the skin and respiratory system is much higher.
Among the main “enemies” of child health – chlorine and phosphate compounds, complex reactive species (they are grouped under the general heading of surfactants, ie surfactants), fragrances and optical brighteners (fluorescent pigment particles). All of them, as well as other volatile and toxic compounds present in the vast majority of washing powders and gels, including those positioned as children. In this case, the words “besfosfatny powder” can mean not the absolute absence, only reduced levels of phosphate compounds or their replacement by fosfanaty, as promised in the advertisement “natural detergent complex” is often referred to in the last position, which means its only formal, vanishingly small percentage. However, among the household can still find really allergenic, environmentally friendly and non-aggressive detergents. Among them Lanar detergent and liquid laundry detergent under the same brand.
Unlike other detergent for baby clothes in which phosphate compounds and aggressive chlorine bleaches are simply replaced by more benign, the formula of detergent based on natural extracts (such as soap and other root vegetable cleaning agents), detergents (ie soap on a natural oil-based), essential flavors and other non-aggressive, even for a child’s body components.
Turning to the detergent Lanar, sparing other detergents or deciding to use laundry soap flakes, it is important to remember that their effects take time and will be “cumulative.” The fact is that after the usual washings powders on the fibers of the fabric (especially on porous and dense children’s things), even after rinsing the microparticles are surfactants and chlorine compounds, for the final run-off which will need at least 5.3 washings. This explains the manufacturer’s recommendations with a detergent Lanar and other “green” detergents on a permanent basis, not allowing even soaking with conventional powders.