Chemical exposure – How can I reduce the risk for myself and my baby? - Chikidee Baby Store India

Chemical exposure – How can I reduce the risk for myself and my baby?

March 06, 2018

Chemical exposure – How can I reduce the risk for myself and my baby?

Infants are particularly vulnerable to risks from harmful chemicals. This is partly because sensitive systems are still developing in their bodies, but also because their exposure in relation to their body weight is higher.

Also, infants taste everything –even things that aren’t food – and they move around close to the floor where dust gathers. Infants are more exposed to residue from pesticides on fruits and vegetables because they eat and drink more in relation to their body weight. Also, at times they eat larger amounts of one particular food.

1. Buy vegetables and fruits from known sources, preferably organic. If not, soak the fruits and veggies in lukewarm salt water to remove pesticides before use.

2. Don't heat food in plastic containers in a microwave as they leach chemicals in to food. Use only certified food containers.

3. Your baby is more likely to pick up stuff and put in her mouth. Use natural floor cleaners like pine oil or vinegar to clean floor and other surfaces.

4. Baby wipes are good clean but they contain chemicals. A wet wash cloth, with a dab of soap, is the best option to clean a soiled butt.





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