Be careful, Chemicals in Kids Shampoos Can Cause Child Obesity

Not just diet and physical activity are a major cause of obesity in children, the environment can also contribute. Environmental exposures such as the use of shampoo and soap containing certain chemicals known to increase the risk of obesity in children.

Obesity in children can put children at greater risk for health problems, such as growth disorders, diabetes, and heart disease as adults later. Therefore, you should reduce the risk of obesity by preventing risk factors.

"The chemicals called phthalates, are often used as a fragrance ingredient in child care products and one of the risk factors of obesity," said Leonardo Trasande, MD, professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, as written Rodale, Thursday (14 / 2/2013).

These types of chemicals commonly found in many cosmetic products but it is forbidden in the world of health. Phthalates have been linked to various risks of certain cancers, obesity, type 2 diabetes, allergies, and asthma.

The new study, led by Dr. Trasande and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between obesity and common chemicals found in shampoo, lotion, soap, and everyday products other children.

Specifically, the study found that the urine samples of children who use air-phthalates product has higher levels of fat. Researchers collected data from about 2,900 children and found that there was an increased risk of obesity to 3-fold in children who are more often exposed to phthalates.

Here are the things you need to consider to cut exposure to phthalates in children, among other things:

1. Gathering information
Collect information about products which contain hazardous materials such as supposing phthalates. Before buying a product for the treatment of children, consider the content of the ingredients in it and find out whether the material is hazardous.

2. Avoid products that contain synthetic fragrances
Avoid products that contain synthetic fragrances are a great way and easy to cut exposure to phthalates, chemicals that promote fat. Note the materials contained in the shampoo or soap children, although phthalates are not included in the label, avoid products that are scented.

3. Do not use a particular product from a shiny plastic material
Phthalates are also used in plastic products which usually looks shiny. So, you need to avoid products for children that use shiny plastic, like the cover of a book or a bag.

4. Avoid using household cleaners are made from chemicals
Many household cleaning products that contain phthalates to cause long-lasting fragrance. To protect families of children from exposure to chemicals are the cause of obesity, clean home with natural products such as white vinegar, baking soda, and other simple materials.


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