My most popular blogs by far have been the ones associated textiles and clothing causing rashes, dermatitis, eczema and skin allergies. It seems to me, more and more people are becoming super sensitive to the clothes they wear everyday. In my previous blogs I’ve talked about skin sensitivity to textile dyes and fabric coatings, now I want to tell you what to do to protect yourself.
Blue jeans turn your legs blue because the dye in blue jeans is not completely attached to the fibers, they are made to slowly fade in color. A vinegar rinse after washing helps set some natural dye such as indigo, and might or might not help. This vinegar treatment, of course, would need to be done after each washing until the jeans are quite faded. Actually Indigo dye is a natural dye and should not be as irritating as synthetic disperse dyes.
There are a lot of things to consider when buying clothes. Clothes are not marked with warning labels that say they use certain red and blue disperse dyes that a lot of people have allergies to. They don’t tell us they are using dangerous chemicals to treat the fabric to be wrinkle-free, fire-retardant or resistance to stains and odors. New technology uses nano particles to deliver these chemicals which can penetrate the skin. Since the FDA doesn’t seem ready to step in to protect us from these irritating chemicals and potentially dangerous nano particles, we must act for ourselves. Some ways to protect yourself….
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Please post your comments below about your allergies and ways to help alleviate the symptoms.
Filed under: General Allergies, skin allergies | Tagged: allergy to fabric finishes, Blue jean dyes, clothes causing rash, contact dermatitis, disperse dyes, ezcema, help for clothing allergy, indigo dye, natural dyes |