Report here tonight stemmed from an NZ investigation into formaldehyde levels in Chinese clothing. The NZ team took a spiderman kids shirt, kids pj’s, a woman’s pair of pants and a men’s pair of wrinkle resistant pants and tested them. The safe level for F is around 20 parts per million and one of the items had 16,000!!
This chemical can cause severe rashes and swelling and so on and many of you have discussed this and wondered why you can’t find the cause. Perhaps this may be it.
The deficiency in the report was explaining why the chemical is used to begin with and whether repeated washing will remove it. Most people have 80% or more of their clothing made in China so if you or your kids have been having rashes you may want to see whether a change of brands and country manufacture may change the issue. The trouble is of course SO MUCH is made in China now. I know stores…many.where that is all that is available.
Perhaps people can recommend US, UK and Aus made lines etc?