I just had the opportunity to watch the movie STINK! and I am appalled. I actually couldn't make it through on the first sitting because it made me so mad! I know too many people with cancer and auto-immune diseases and endocrine issues. It is insanity.
You NEED to watch this movie on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/80076581
It all started with a man that lost his wife to cancer and is raising his two girls alone. He bought Christmas Pajamas from the tween store JUSTICE and the clothes were coated in stinky chemicals --as most garments are, so he started contacting the company, the CEO, and the FDA to find out what chemicals were on the pajamas and discovered that they aren’t required by law to tell consumers what is on the clothes that we put on our children!!! Ultimately, he send them out to a lab to have them tested and found that there were several chemicals including chemicals that were banned from being used on Children’s pajamas 30 years ago!!! 😵 How does this happen in the USA?!? Please watch, I am beyond disgusted and angry by being lulled into a false sense of protection.
Here are some of the facts from the documentary:
🔻In 2009, the President's Cancer Panel Report announced cancer risks due to toxic chemicals were grossly underestimated and that "chemicals are devastating American lives."😵
🔻In the 1960s, a woman's lifetime cancer risk was 1 in 20. Today, it's 1 in 8.😷
🔻The FDA deans products “safe” for the public based on testing performed by the companies requesting their approval.🤑
🔻A company is not required by law to list all its ingredients, and how they label their product is not regulated by the FDA. 🤐
🔻"Fragrance" has countless hidden chemicals under this one term - a company is not required to tell you which ones. These chemicals are typically known endocrine and hormone disrupters, and in many cases may cause cancer.🤢
🔻When one reporter had her blood tested, the results showed hundreds of chemicals linked to cancer and heart disease.😱
🔻Studies on pregnant women have found hundreds of toxic chemicals in their bloodstreams and nearly all of those same chemicals were present in the baby's bloodstream - before birth. Many of them known as cancer causing chemicals!🤒
Women and girls use up to 20 products a day with fragrance.
I am beyond grateful that my family has spent the last year ditching & switching from some of these harmful chemicals! 🙌 I know I can’t change what I can’t control but I vow to change MY Tiny World and I hope that you will want to change yours!👨👩👧👦
Please download an app, that can scan the products in your everyday life and see what's inside. It Is YOUR responsibility to make informed choices - your future and the future of your family depends on it. 🌱❤️
More resources about Fragrance:
From the FDA website:
Some individuals may be allergic or sensitive to certain ingredients in cosmetics, food, or other products, even if those ingredients are safe for most people. Some components of fragrance formulas may have a potential to cause allergic reactions or sensitivities for some people.
FDA does not have the same legal authority to require allergen labeling for cosmetics as for food. So, if you are concerned about fragrance sensitivities, you may want to choose products that are fragrance free, and check the ingredient list carefully. If consumers have questions, they may choose to contact the manufacturer directly.
I'm Lisa Yau