Something that really bothers me is the smell of off-gassing from all things plastic. And it should- that smell means harmful chemicals are in the air we are breathing. Nasty, cancer causing, hormone disrupting chemicals.
When I was recently shopping for rainboots for my toddler, the thought didn’t even occur to me that I could find galoshes that were made free of PVC, BPA and phthalates- the three biggest offenders in plastic.
So imagine my surprise when I found some simple, soft, comfortable rain boots for my son with a label that read, “PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is a hard plastic that requires harsh chemical softeners for use in products like raincoats. In 2003 we discovered that these softeners, called phthalates, were shown to disrupt reproductive functions and cause other developmental problems, so all of our products are PVC-free, including our raincoats, rain ponchos, rain boots, umbrellas and other items. We use no PVC, phthalates, BPA or any other known toxin in any of our products.”
and also: “MADE IN THE USA”
Yippee!!! He was so happy to be able to splash and jump in every puddle he saw, no matter how big or how tiny.
Aaah the little things in life. Non-toxic rain boots and a happy child singing in the rain.