You definitely have worn at least once a new coat as soon as you bought it from the store just because they are made of materials that look clean.
A test of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of New York revealed that certain compounds of fabric irritate the skin.
Even insects can stand on new clothes. If you are not used to wash new clothing before wearing, you should change this habit after reading this article.
Faeces, respiratory secretions and more
Tests conducted on trousers, blouses, jackets and other clothing showed that there are unhealthy compounds in “new clothes” such as:
Certainly we are not surprised that most of compounds are found on swimsuits and underwear.
“Some clothes are full of microorganisms…. indicating that many people or people with certain diseases have tried those clothes.”
Thus, wearing unwashed clothes bacteria you will contact the bacteria from persons who tried the clothes before you.
What diseases you can get? Diseases as hepatitis A, traveler’s diarrhea, Salmonella, norovirus infections, strep, etc.
Even scabies can be transmitted by simply trying clothing. Is this possible? Yes, if your immune system is weak. The good thing is that people have an increased immune system enough so that it can fight the number of microorganisms of this type. If you come in contact with a type of bacteria above, does not mean that you’ll get sick.
You can find certain types of chemicals, depending on the country of clothing origin. Among these chemical compounds we can meet azo dyes, responsible for severe skin irritations.
If you have sensitive skin, such dyes cause waist, neck, armpit and thigh redness and itching. These colors disappear when you wash the fabric. Formaldehyde resin is also used in textile, to kill mold. As we know, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and the resin is responsible with eczema or rash.
Nonylphenol ethoxylate is a toxic compound used very often in the garment industry, responsible for endocrine disorder. If you don’t want to be exposed to these problems thinking that by simply washing clothes can get rid of many compounds.
Some chemicals can remain even after washing the fabrics:
Unfortunately, not all chemicals are removed through washing. For example, the antimicrobial triclosan is sometimes used in clothing materials. Research has shown that it is directly responsible for r hormonal alterations and affects the normal development of the fetus. Animal studies have also shown that this compound affects fertility and resistance to antibiotics.
If the clothes you buy are not made of organic materials, surely they are made of chemically treated cotton with pesticides and other chemicals. “The chemical used in the production of cotton does not allow the latter to reach maturity and thus using herbicides helps tge light defoliation.
Textiles plants involve the use of several chemicals in the bleaching, dyeing, straightening, odor and stain resistance, fire retardant. Many of these chemicals are applied by means of heat. Most chemicals used contain formaldehyde, caustic soda, sulfuric acid, sulfonamides, halogens and bromine.
Some imported clothing is impregnated with disinfectant resistant, very hard to remove. These chemical residues affect people’s health. Also, people develop allergic reactions such as skin rush in contact with formaldehyde.
COTTON GROWTH IS THE “DIRTIEST” CULTURE IN THE WORLD
It will probably surprise you to know that cotton is considered to be the dirtiest crop and this due to massive use of dangerous herbicides and insecticides. Cotton is considered to be the dirtiest production, due to the increased use of pesticides and insecticides, extremely harmful to human health. Cotton covers about 2.5% of the land cultivated worldwide and use an amount of 16% of the pesticide used worldwide.
Aldicarb, parathion, and methamidopho are three of the most dangerous insecticides used, this being determined by the World Health Organization, making a top 10 of the most used insecticide in cotton cultivation. The remaining 7 are classified with a moderate degree of hazard. As suspected, these chemicals affects many men from working with these farmers, people living near the plantations, buyers and all those who wear clothes made of this fabric.
ADVICE FOR A HEALTHY CLOTHES CHOICE:
Seek for clothing made of organic cotton and is an excellent start. You can also opt for OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, which indicates that the garment has been tested by a laboratory and the evaluation result confirms that the product is not, reached at least 100 harmful substances such as: azo dyes, phthalates, Heavy metals, pesticides, dyes allergens
Most experts recommend washing clothes before wearing at least once. If the garment that you have purchased cannot be washed in washing machine, go to a professional dry cleaning.
It is also recommended to keep some clothes on you when you try on clothes in the store. A good idea is to wash your hands after you went shopping.