Also..a note about organics...lotsa people, including me, buy organic fabric and diapers cause they do not have the usual chemicals that ordinary cotton has. Even though several people assume regular cotton is okay cause the chemicals wash out, I do not. I think some chemicals, even if hard to detect, are there for the life of the fabric. So, if I get an organic item that smells like smoke, there goes the reason for even buying it. I mean, I buy it cause it is chemical free, and someone has placed thousands of chemicals right back in it? Do they wash out? Maybe? Maybe not. Lavender may bother some, but it is not full of, for example, thousands of chemicals!
|There are over 4,000 identified chemicals in cigarette smoke. Listed here are 109 of the more toxic chemicals. Those proven to cause cancer are in boldface type. Those proven to cause birth defects are in italic type. Click on the chemical names that are linked to see other ways in which the chemical is used.
TO name just a *few*
Arsenic, AKA, RAT POISON
DDT, AKA, insecticides
Hydrogen Cyanide, AKA, gas chamber poison
Acetone, AKA, nail polish remover.
So, do I think we are blowing it out of proportion? NO! Do I hold WAHMs to a higher standard? No, I hold ALL people and companies that I buy from to a certain standard. It is my right not to buy from a woman or a company that gives me a smoke ridden product, but IMO, and I say this as a woman that is working on becoming a WAHM, when you chose to become a WAHM, you are selling your products for money, and with that privilige and profit, comes the responsibility to act responsibly towards your product and intended customers. Giving someone a product intended for a baby that reeks of smoke is bad business and irresponsible. It'd be like me blowing smoke in your newborns face. it IS second hand smoke, and it's just not right.