A product that has undergone this fairly rigorous certification process means that it has been tested for a long list of chemicals, pesticides, and phthalates in addition to lead and arsenic. The following substances must be banned in order to be certified:
- Chlorinated phenols
- Carcinogenic dyes
- AZO dyes
- Allergy inducing dyes
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds- organic compounds that turn into toxic vapors or gases)
- Heavy metals
- And more..
Products that have withstood the testing process and found to be absent of these substances may be awarded the OEKO Tex Standard 100 certification. In addition, they must have a pH level that is not harmful to the skin.
What does this all mean? It means that the clothes contain no harmful chemicals that could be inhaled, or come in contact with your child’s sensitive skin.
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