Clothing

Resources for the Chemically Injured - Top
Free Images Free MIDI Hymns LassenTechnologies' Top Links

Clothing

Many people who have been injured by chemicals can no longer tolerate synthetic fabrics or even commercially available cottons which might have pesticide residues or strong dyes. Many new commercial clothes have various chemical treatments, such as formaldehyde to make them 'wrinkle free'. If commercial clothes are purchased, they need to be treated prior to wearing to hopefully neutralize the chemicals. I soak all new clothes in the washing machine for about 1 hour or more before washing. I add milk (about 1 cup of fresh or 1/2 cup of dry) to the wash to neutralize the formaldehyde. I add several tablespoons of dry mustard to neutralize any fragrances. I use some baking soda. I also use the Laundry Ball by Miracle II. I never use any fabric softeners or dryer sheets! Also consider the safest alternatives at http://www.safersoaps.com


These listings have been gathered from various sources and are presented here with the intent to provide hard won information to anyone whom it may help. If you find that the names, phone numbers, addresses or such are out of date in any way, or you feel there is a significant change or addition which should be made to these resources, please be so kind as to Contact Us.

Disclaimer: We do not endorse people, products or services. We do not give medical advice. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another. Please check with health-care professionals of your own choice. I am not a doctor and I do not give medical advice. The author is a chemically injured person who is extremely chemically sensitive (reactive) and who has just had a lot of personal experience in trying to survive chemical insults and toxic exposures.


This page has been accessed times since 11/9/96.