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No More Toxic Tub Report

Although my site is narrowly focused, this might be of some interest to solveeczema.org users: A new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics discusses toxic contaminants in children’s bath and personal care products. “Despite marketing claims like ‘gentle’ and ‘pure,’ dozens of top-selling children’s bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and …

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Avoiding Detergent "Dust": The Mattress Problem

For us, the crib mattress was never a problem because it had a waterproof surface that could easily be washed.  Many, if not most, crib mattresses seem to have waterproof surfaces. Finding a safe twin mattress when the time came (per the issues on solveeczema) was more of a challenge.  Most mattresses are covered with …

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Grappling with the "cost" of fundraising

With my last post, I began a temporary experiment with fundraising. I’ve been thinking about doing something for awhile, because the domain name renewals for solveeczema.org and solveeczema.com come up in a few months.  I’d like to renew for five or ten years, but it’s costly in such big chunks (even though the per-year cost …

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Not an allergic reaction to detergents

Eczema from detergents – per solveeczema.org – is caused by how detergents affect skin membrane permeability and function and is not a true IgE-mediated allergy to detergents. In fact, very few people (if any) have a true allergy to detergents, most detergent allergies are actually allergies to product enzymes and additives. Sodium lauryl sulfate, known …

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New vs. Old Unscented Dove

For comparison, here are the formulas of the new unscented Dove Sensitive Skin bar products (not okay per the solveeczema.org site) and the old unscented Dove product (fine per the solveeczema.org site): Old formula (fine per solveeczema): Sodium cocoyl isethionate Stearic acid Coconut acid Sodium tallowate Sodium isethionate Water Sodium stearate Cocamidopropyl betaine Sodium cocoate …

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