Last week, I came across this infographic on Facebook, created by HealthyChild.org.
There were a lot of comments on Facebook about it, both agreeing and disagreeing with the points made in this infographic. It got me thinking – Are these claims true and simple things like nail polish are harmful? Or is it propaganda and paranoia?
A lot of mothers commented saying that they did many of these things while pregnant, and their children are fine. It seems that with this age where we are really inspecting the chemicals in our foods and what we use on our bodies, many things like this will come to light. And perhaps it is true, who knows…I mean, there was a time when smoking or drinking during pregnancy wasn’t considered harmful.
I knew of some of these chemicals, like parabens. I didn’t know lipstick has traces of lead. But I feel like this is one of those things where I’m not going to stop using lipstick or lipgloss. Does anyone else feel that way? Or is that being ignorant?
I’m not sure really what the point of this post is…other than it seems every other day a new item has harmful or dangerous chemicals that is linked to disease. Now, I’m not denying the fact that some chemicals should be banned, especially if other countries aren’t using them.
So are we being overly-cautious and paranoid? Or is this the world we live in now, where harmful chemicals are found in everything, and until we petition and protest there will be no changes?
Are you a mother? Did you do any of the above things? What things were you careful about during your pregnancy?
I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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