Thursday, August 2, 2007

Whats In Your Baby's Shampoo?

The Environmental Working Group previously released their findings on sunscreen, and it was eye opening. We've tossed our ancient sunscreens and bought one of the few effective ones that has the side benefit of being odorless (I can't stand the smell of sunscreen...reminds me of the 80s, and I didn't like the 80s).

Now, they're surveying care providers to babies and kids to get a better understanding of which products they're using:

"Wonder what's in your children's shampoo, diaper cream, lotion, and bubble bath? We're digging in to the safety of children's personal care products this summer to give you our researchers' recommendations on the best children's products on the market, to help fill gaps in a system that doesn't require companies to test products before they're sold. Please help us by filling out a brief survey on the products you use for your children. This data will let us take a detailed look at children's day-to-day exposures, from the chemicals in their baths to the products on their hair and skin and even their bottoms. Thanks for your help!"

They request the following general information on all of the kid/baby products you use:

  • frequency of use

  • brand

  • product name

  • product packaging (i.e., metal, glass, or plastic #1-9)

It didn't take me long to fill out, and I'll be curious to see the results once available.

Via Enviromom