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post #21 of 49
Thread Starter 
Ok, so when I googled it, all I came up with for organic lanolin was a place in Australia Maybe I should check again. There has to be somewhere closer!
http://www.natureschild.com.au/produ..._fabrics/455/1
If you do the currency converter it comes out to about 14.00, US currency. Twice as much as what I paid for mine, not including shipping.
post #22 of 49
This is why I feel safest using lansinoh, I know it's about the purest form I can get my hands on! Good luck with your search.
post #23 of 49
Not positive, but I think the reason Lansinoh is considered best for breastfeeding is because it is "purified", meaning that it has had every last itty bitty trace of wool fiber strained from it, so that if you or your baby are allergic to wool, you can still use it.
I don't think it could be purified of pesticides. If the sheep that the lanolin is coming from get "dipped", you're going to have traces of the dip chemicals in the lanolin. I haven't a clue how much, but they're likely there.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by mehndi mama
Not positive, but I think the reason Lansinoh is considered best for breastfeeding is because it is "purified", meaning that it has had every last itty bitty trace of wool fiber strained from it, so that if you or your baby are allergic to wool, you can still use it.
I don't think it could be purified of pesticides. If the sheep that the lanolin is coming from get "dipped", you're going to have traces of the dip chemicals in the lanolin. I haven't a clue how much, but they're likely there.
post #25 of 49
post #26 of 49
Any new info mamas?

Lanolin is my most common used item in the house. Now I am freaked out!!!
post #27 of 49
Thread Starter 
Well, it does make sense that "purification"wouldn't nessecarily mean pesticide free.
I am going to keep looking for organic lanoilin.One of the health problems listed in the article from koalamom, caused by ddt had to do with reproduction. That is very disturbing seeing as how I use lanolin near their reproductive organs
post #28 of 49
I rec'd a response from my lanolin source, which is http://www.vitaglo.com/7730.html (not sure if this price is current). Here's what the manufacturer said:

Though this is not organic Lanolin it is purified and tested for impurities.
Here is our requirements:

Impurities (maximum permitted levels): Chlorides: None;
Paraffins: None (per USP methods)
Organic volatile/ Chromatographic impurities: per USP Method IV <467>/ USP 23
Chemical By-Products/Deterioration Products: N/A
Pesticides: None detected
Microbiological: Aerobic Plate Count: <100,000 cfu/g;
Yeast and Molds:<2,000 cfu/g;
Coliform: <300 cfu/g;
E. coli: <10 cfu/g;
Salmonella: Negative/25g;
Heavy Metals: Heavy Metals as Lead (Pb): <10ppm;
Arsenic: <1ppm;
Aluminum:<1ppm
post #29 of 49
I've been looking for organic lanolin and haven't had any success yet, if anyone finds some - be sure to post!
post #30 of 49
Short version ~ USP modified (Lansinoh) is about pure as it is going to come.
Research to back it up ~
lanolin (lan·o·lin) (lan¢o-lin) [USP] [lana + oleum] the purified waxlike substance from the wool of sheep, cleaned, deodorized, and decolorized; mixed with 25 to 30 per cent water, it is used as a water-in-oil ointment base.

modified lanolin, [USP] lanolin that has been processed to reduce the amount of free lanolin alcohols and detergent and pesticide residues.

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USP 28 (Modified Lanolin). It is Lanolin that has been processed to reduce the contents of free lanolin alcohols and detergent and pesticide residues.

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Lansinoh is guaranteed to contain less than 1 part per million (.000001) or 10 thousandths of I% (.0001 %) total combined residues - the absolute lowest value achievable with present technology.
Lansinoh will never contain more than 1.5% free lanolin alcohols or 0.5% detergent residues - rendering it truly hypoallergenic,
even for those allergic to wool or other refinements of lanolin. Lansinoh Laboratories will always provide a current Certificate Analysis for review. Lansinoh is the only lanolin that contains no preservatives or additives of any kind.

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Hydrous lanolin versus anhydrous lanolin
When referring to the three papers that use lanolin, care needs to be taken as different names are used in each paper. Anhydrous lanolin is known as USP modified lanolin and is also referred to as modified lanolin (medical grade) in comparison to hydrous lanolin which is now discontinued due to concerns about pesticide residues.

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Different types of USP lanolin
USP Ultrafine Grade
Superfine Grade
Cosmetic Grade
Pharmaceutical Grade

Modified USP

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I have to say that I'm fairly positive that Lansinoh is NOT the same as
PureLan. I have had several patients react allergically to PureLan and not
one with Lansinoh. Sorry, but it's got a great track record at least with
me.
-- Chris Hafner-Eaton, PhD, MPH, CHES, IBCLC

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post #31 of 49
natural simplicity should be up and running in a few weeks. i talked with the momma that bought it.
i use usp ultrafine grade lanolin that i get in a 1 pound jar. the pharmacy orders it for me.
it has no additives or alcohol in it. (eta, that i am aware of.....)
the ddt thought is rather alarming though
post #32 of 49
Thread Starter 
So, I guess the verdict is to use either Lansinoh or organic lanolin?
I'll have to check the stats on my Home Health lanolin.
post #33 of 49
I would say any of the lanolins graded as USP modified which include Lansinoh and Purelan or organic and you will be safe from the pesticides.
post #34 of 49
In addition to the link I previously posted, here are two other sources that certify they are pesticide free.

http://www.herbalglobal.com/Liquid_Lanolin_8079.html
http://www.internatural-alternative-...ingr179180.cfm
post #35 of 49
My "other" occupation is a health risk assessor for environmental chemical exposures, and I see DDT detected all over the place where one wouldn't expect. Buying organic lanolin vs. non-organic will not have any effect on the lanolin's DDT content. That's because DDT is a compound that persists for a long time in the environment, and any that is found now is left over from being used 30+ years ago, or from more recent use overseas (because the atmosphere redistributes it around the world). Since DDT is more soluble in fat (and fat-like substances) than in water, it accumulates at higher concentrations in things like lanolin (and breast milk!) than in other places in the environment (like lakes and streams). Trace amounts of DDT are everywhere, and raising sheep in an organic manner does not limit their exposure to DDT. However, DDT wasn't banned because of human health problems, and it is unlikely that small exposures are a human health concern.

DDT was used to kill mosquitos (among other things) in the U.S. through 1972 when it was banned mainly because it resulted in the thinning of wild birds' egg shells, and so birds couldn't effectively reproduce. On older colleague of mine remembers running down the street on hot summer days with lots of other little kids behind the DDT truck to feel the cool spray emanating from it (i.e., the DDT!). Although he seems to be OK (usually), I am not saying I recommend that!

If you are interested in the dose of DDT that is expected to be "safe," a good source is the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). See:

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts35.html#bookmark05

or for the long, technical version,

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp35.html
post #36 of 49
Thanks Jennifer!!! That's very helpful. First mercury exposure on my dipes, then DDT in the lanolin...thank goodness for experts!
post #37 of 49
Here's a supplier in India...

http://www.rolexlanolin.com/
post #38 of 49
Organic lanolin is now available from http://www.sudzndudz.com/
post #39 of 49
Thanks Jennifer for the info - that was my reaction too, that organic lanolin wouldn't make any difference. Even organic sheep eating organic grass are going to get some pesticide residue from the water and ground.
post #40 of 49
Tiny Birds has Disana Lanolin www.tinybirds.com and Monkey Sudz will have certified organic liquid lanolin wash in stock soon www.monkeysudz.com
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