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Organic Clothing can be as Crucial to Your Health as Organic Food or Yoga
Date:3/11/2010

Are we absorbing toxins from our clothing? What can we do about that? Awareness is the first step toward responsible and conscientious action.

(PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- Like organic food, organic clothing is not only important for the environment, but also for the health of the consumer. Conventional clothing has chemical residues which can be absorbed into your system, especially while exercising.

“No one talks about the dangers of all the chemicals used in clothing today,” explains Sevda Holland, co-founder of Prancing Leopard Organics. “When exercising, the chemical residues in the fabric are worn tight against our skin while our pores are open and our circulation peaks. We feel the public has a right to know.”

It is a little known fact that Phthalates, Formaldehyde and other chemicals from the food and health discussion are widely used in clothes, too. One sign is the new-clothes smell and the itchiness. Chemical treatments are omnipresent in fabrics, especially in anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, wrinkle resistant, anti-flammable or stain resistant clothing. There are pesticide and herbicide residues in conventional cotton. Myriads of chemicals are used to manufacture synthetic fabrics.

It is not enough to wash clothes repeatedly with low-impact detergent – many of these chemical residues are bound to the clothing fibers by heat treatment or are activated by sweat.

“Orange you Glad we’re not Yellow, but Green” - this is the catchphrase Prancing Leopard Organics is using for the
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