The basis for everything that we do at organicKidz is to provide children with safe, environmentally responsible products that are toxin free. All organicKidz products are BPA (Bisphenol A), PVC, Phthalate and Nitrosamine free.
Bisphenol A or BPA is a compound used in many polymer based plastics like Polycarbonate Plastic (Shatter-proof clear plastic). BPA both strengthens and makes plastics more flexible. Plastics without BPA can be more fragile. In the body, BPA acts as an estrogen receptor antagonist and has been linked to cancer, fertility issues, attention difficulties and cardiac problems. Many studies have indicated that there are concerns about BPA’s effects on infant and fetal development.
PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride is used to make vinyl polymers and is used to soften plastics, and increase flexibility. It is commonly used in a variety of plastic products. It is considered to be a carcinogen and can leach Lead and Phthalates.
Phthalates are used to make plastic more flexible, durable and longer lasting. Phthalates are easily released as plastic ages. They have been linked to Asthma, Metabolic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder and interfere in hormone production.
Nitrosamine is a chemical that is used in the manufacture of a variety of products including latex and rubber products, cosmetics and pesticides. It has been potentially linked to liver and gastric cancers.
At organicKidz, we don’t just rely on factory testing, we go above and beyond making a conscious choice to test all our products at an independently certified facility. With awareness of new chemicals springing up every day, we strive to be an industry leader in providing the safest products for you and your family.