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Thread: Doc says wash you fabric wash your fabric wash you fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    thank you for sharing this info...it is all so interesting and so many of the NON washers really need to wake up and see what they are bringing into their homes.

    When I was a fabric buyer for a name/chain store, my hands would crack, peel, etc..that is when I started to learn more about what I was handling all day long! Now at this chain store, when you apply for a job it asks on the form if you have ever had contact dermatitis, or even headaches from walking into the fabric store. You would be surprised how many have to quit within their first 6 weeks, because they find out the chemicals on the fabric give them headaches, migrains, itchy irritated eyes, rashes, etc...
    Back in the 70's the smell of formaldehyde was so strong in some fabric stores (used in perma press finishes) that I would have to leave the store due to breathing issues. Yes I regularly get migranes from fabric stores if I stay too long, if it is a humid or rainy day or their AC system is a closed system. As a designer, Iam very aware of the dangers with fabric finishes. I developed contact dermatitis back in the mid 60's and have had to be very careful of any perfumes, or the products I put my hands into, as I get a rash like poison ivy. YOU BET I WASH MY FABRICS FIRST !!
    :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    It's funny you brought this up! I always prewash, (with the exception of precuts), because of the chemicals. Today I was working with a bali pop and wondering why my skin was so itchy. I forgot how bad it can be when my skin gets irritated. I love the precuts, but I probably will cut back on buying them now.

    I always use hypoallergenic soaps. Just noticed that Arm & Hammer added a "fresh scent fragrance" to their soap for sensitive skin...what's up with that??? Hello, what do they think people are sensitive to???
    I have a terrible time finding unscented antipersperant deoderant! It's getting rediculous out there!

    I had to give up rag quilts as the homespuns made my forearms break out and my nose itch non-stop.
    Read my similar post, BTW Mitchums has an unscented version on their stick, ladies or mens doesn't matter, and it is the only thing I don't get a rash from. :-)

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    Hi Ladies,
    Thanks for this information not sure we have the same problem in the UK. My hands have always been very greasy and now adays I put on habd cream because they feel so dry perhaps we do have a problem.
    Some one mentioned headaches. Can the ingrdients on the fabric also cause these please?
    Now one lady who is going to stop herslf sneezing with a mask. I have the answer us a bra one cup is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO
    Hi Ladies,
    Thanks for this information not sure we have the same problem in the UK. My hands have always been very greasy and now adays I put on habd cream because they feel so dry perhaps we do have a problem.
    Some one mentioned headaches. Can the ingrdients on the fabric also cause these please?
    Now one lady who is going to stop herslf sneezing with a mask. I have the answer us a bra one cup is enough.
    Most definitely will cause headaches, as a matter of fact many allergies manifest themselves as rather bad headaches.

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