That's right, over 70% of manufacturers put toxins in their textiles. Then we wonder why allergies, eczema and asthma are rising by leaps and bounds in the USA alone. For example, if your bed sheets are labeled, non-iron, permanent press, wrinkle-free, they contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde, according to the National Cancer Institute* is a cancer-causing carcinogen!
Azo dyes are also cancer-causing and they have been banned in Europe.** In the US, 70+% of manufactures use AZO dyes are still being used and the US government does not feel there is a need for the manufacturer to even tell us they are using these cancer-causing carcinogens.
DeBora Rachelle, luxury bed linen designer, CEO of DeBora Rachelle Inc., says, "if a manufacturer isn't bragging on their packaging about being AZO dye-free or OEKO-TEX tested, they probably have toxins in them. Read your labels, you could be sleeping in a chemical nightmare literally!" DeBora Rachelle launched their patented luxury bed sheet line in May of 2018. As well as having the OEKO-TEX tested and AZO dye-free labels on the DeBora Rachelle linen's packaging, you will also find cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and contaminate free and earth-friendly on their labels as well. DeBora explains, "I know, it's odd we brag about everything being good in our bed sheets, but look at it this way, won't you sleep better knowing that you're not sleeping in toxins?"
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Health and safety issues in cotton production and processing