Dollar stores are super affordable and convenient. You can stock up on household items, school supplies, children's toys, etc. all with some change of sofa. But as diving in a little deeper reveals, it is possible that the biggest gain from your investment is not worth the potential consequences on your health.
You get what you pay for. Cheaper products equate to cheaper materials that generally equate to cheap quality. Not only are dollar store goods the bottom of the barrel in terms of size, some of its ingredients have been reported to cause some bad reactions to consumers.
While those with sensitive skin should completely skip the skin products from the dollar store, no one is safe from the irritating ingredients they might contain. In addition to heavy chemical fragrances and synthetic dyes that are known irritants of the skin, other harmful chemicals may be present.
Triclosan and formaldehyde can cause skin irritation, according to Health Canada and can be found in the low cost cosmetics of $ 1 and $ 2. Sodium lauryl sulfate is another ingredient that can cause reactions to the skin, lungs and eyes according to the CDC.
Dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Kellett told Global News that children are even more susceptible to these harmful ingredients. The anguished mother Kylie Craven took Facebook to tell the story of her three-year-old daughter who was hospitalized after using a Family Dollar makeup kit for children. While Cravens thought the set was not toxic, his daughter suffered a severe allergic reaction to swollen eyes, blisters and a rash all over her body. Later he discovered that the makeup kit contained several ingredients commonly known to cause allergic reactions.
Does not end in cosmetics, the soft plastics used in the products of the dollar store as silly straws, plastic films, inflatable toys and other toys for children can contain phthalates Studies conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information They have linked some phthalates with the risks of asthma and allergies in children.
Consumers like Kylie Craven urge customers to understand what chemicals are exposing their children and themselves. "Consider what you are allowing your babies," he wrote in his Facebook post. "Especially cosmetics for children, so this does not happen to your child"
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