Selasa, 20 April 2010

Go Green in the Kids' Bathroom

Executive summary about a kids' bathroom by Mary Bernard 

Cancer-causing chemicals are often found in popular children's bath products. Going green in the kids' bathroom means using natural products that promote good health. 

Two probable carcinogens; formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane are often found in popular brands of children's bath products. While not added intentionally to the products, the carcinogens are by-products of chemical processes. 

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) had samples of popular baby products tested by an independent lab and 61% of those products contained both carcinogens. Five Dangerous Kids' Bath Products:

1.     baby shampoo

2.     bubble bath

3.     baby wash

4.     baby lotion

5.     shower products 

How can parents make bath time safer for their kids?

1.     Support the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act, proposed legislation for tighter regulations on                  chemicals in kids' products.

2.     Carefully clean and disinfect the bathroom. 

Because a child could have multiple exposures to formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane in just one bath, it's important to bathe children in safe products. Going green in the kids' bathroom and nursery means choosing bath products made of natural ingredients and avoiding common brands on many supermarket shelves. 

How to Design a Kids Bathroom

This adorable bathroom was designed for the family that has a boy and a girl sharing a bathroom. The vessel sinks and tilting mirrors are perfect for all ages and the beadboard walls make this room maintenance free! Instructions:

1.     To create this fabulous kids bathroom, you'll need to start with a fresh coat of paint.

2.     Find some great lighting at your local store, there are tons of great places to find kid-friendly bath lights, I like to find whimsical ones with frosted shades!


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