Our favorite clothing items like warm fuzzy sweaters, activewear, flowy dresses, and those comfortable tights are all made using synthetic materials. These Toxic Fabrics are not suitable for the skin and can cause serious health diseases and other skin issues like dermatitis, eczema, etc. Read on and find out how the fabrics that you love are harmful for you and the environment’s health and that you should totally avoid wearing these toxic fabrics.
Polyester– Polyester is the most used fabric. Polyester is easy to make and use; therefore, it dominates the market. It is a 0% natural fabric even though it is a blend of plastic and cotton. It is not easy to dispose of polyester cloth. Polyester is made using chemicals, and it makes it difficult for the skin to breathe. Polyester does not absorb sweat, which causes many skin problems like rashes, redness, eczema, itching, and other skin inflammatory diseases. Avoid wearing polyester clothes or polyester lining inside clothes. It’s neither good for the skin nor the environment.
Nylon– Nylon is another synthetic fabric that is commonly used in lingerie, pantyhose, stockings, underwear, socks, and other everyday clothes. Nylon is everyone’s first choice to pick in undergarments because it is durable and cheap. Nylon is produced from petroleum and dyed with chemical bleach, which is harmful for the skin. Nylon does not absorb sweat and traps bad skin odor. The fabric is a home for bad bacteria that causes harmful skin infections and diseases.
Acrylic– the fabric is made acrylonitrile, is also responsible for methane gas emission in the environment. The sheep used for wool are responsible for
50% carbon footprint. There is a risk of acrylonitrile absorption into the skin, which can cause health problems like headaches, nausea, breathing problems, and dizziness, etc. acrylic may also cause cancer, proven by a survey.
Spandex– usually tight and stretchy clothes like leggings, sports bra, tights, bikinis, gym wear, are made using spandex. Spandex is made from polyurethane, which is a harmful chemical substance. Spandex causes skin problems, irritation like eczema, dermatitis, rashes.