Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2015 , Vol 58 , Num 1
Clothing and child health: what should a child wear, and how should it be laundered?
*Emel Örün
Turgut Özal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Pediatri Doçenti
İletişim: emelorun@hotmail.com
Appropriate clothing is the right of every child. When choosing clothing, the child’s health, safety and well-being/comfort should be the foremost considerations. With this in mind, the ideal clothing can be selected by taking into account such factors as fabric, size, fastenings (buttons, zippers, etc.), design and weather conditions. Beyond this, it must be remembered that children are exposed to the substances in their clothing—including the products used in laundering it—both directly (via the skin, or orally by sucking on textiles) and indirectly (inhalation of textile chemicals absorbed in dust particles or pollution of the aquatic environment with chemicals). Currently, some chemicals found in textiles are threatening to children’s health: these include dyes, finishing agents, toxic metals, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants and phthalates. In this article, clothing and laundry detergents are considered in relation to child health. Anahtar Kelimeler : çocuk sağlığı, giysi, deterjan, tekstil kimyasalları.
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