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100% Organic Cotton Disposable Wipes 6"x6" single-ply
100% Organic Cotton Wipes
Price: $15.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: INT-517-COTTON-WIPES-46

100% Organic Cotton Disposable wipes are just right for after a bath, on diaper changes, and everything in between. Great for the whole family to wash and wipe practically everything. Organic wipes are grown without the use of toxic and pesticides or fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, or genetic engineering. These wipes are as durable as an organic cotton handkerchief (not like a Tissues that comes apart). They are simply amazing on little ears, and noses (or big ones), during cold season because they are remarkably soft and, yet, do not tear with use. One wipe goes a long way. 200 wipes in 6"x6" single-ply and are folded into 3"x3" four-ply in the package for easy storage. Absorbent, soft, non-irritating to skin.
  • Fantastic for cleaning faces, or wiping baby's nose during colds or even mouths from teething.
  • Loved by moms for make-up touch ups, and dads for after shaving.
A Greencradle Bestseller, and a Must Have for Any New Mom.
Features & Benefits

Beware of conventional cotton wipes or cotton balls where the crops are subject to the third-heaviest toxic chemical pesticide usage in the world. Cotton farming is also considered one of the world's most polluting forms of agriculture (in California, five of the top nine pesticides used on cotton are cancer-causing chemicals). So, the fact is, when you use regular wipes or cotton balls, you are directly applying traces of harmful chemicals and bleach residues to your children's skin and your own. Using such wipes in sensitive places, or on precious newborn skin seems ill-advised.

  • Conventional cotton is one of most pesticide-poisoned crops in existence (second probably only to corn). The crops are regularly sprayed with pesticides and insecticides that are known carcinogens, and are so toxic that they cause hundreds of thousands of documented pesticide-related illnesses and deaths, including miscarriages. The crops are also fertilized with toxic, synthetic fertilizers. Most of the top ten pesticides sprayed on cotton are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, and all are ranked as among the most dangerous classes of chemicals in use. The pesticides that are sprayed on the cotton in the field go on to kill and deter pests for prolonged periods, precisely because they adhere to the cotton. In addition, the cotton is super-soaked with chemicals shortly before picking. These toxic chemicals are unlikely to entirely disappear once the cotton is spun into cloth, or after a wash in your laundry machine. Residues inevitably remain no differently than with the food we eat, which even after washing leaves pesticides in the blood of 95% of the population according to the EPA.). In addition, the toxic pesticides used in cotton production come back to haunt us in other ways in that they run off into our water supply, and the cottonseed that is soaked in the carcinogenic pesticides is used as livestock feed (which we in turn consume) as well as filler in the pre-packaged products we buy at our grocery store(cottonseed oil). Genetic modification (to make the seeds undesirable to living creatures and organisms) is also popular. Interestingly enough conventional cotton is probably one the least pure and least green materials to be pulled from the earth.
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency, children receive 50% of their lifetime cancer risks in the first two years of life!! The EPA warns that chemicals are up to ten times more toxic to children than adults, precisely because: "Children's internal organs are still developing and maturing and their enzymatic, metabolic, and immune systems may provide less natural protection than those of an adult. There are ‘critical periods' in human development when exposure to a toxin can permanently alter the way an individual's biological system operates." The EPA also notes that the adverse health effects of pesticide exposure include long-term neurological, developmental and reproductive disorders, and, of course, cancer.
  • Not only are pesticide residues a concern with conventional cotton, but the cotton is then processed into cloth using highly toxic chemicals that include formaldehyde, flame retardants, heavy metal dyes etc., Chemicals are applied to make the cotton weave easier; the cotton is bleached with highly toxic chlorinated bleaches; chemical washes and softeners are applied to the fabric, and then it may be dyed with heavy metals, using formaldehyde to bind the other chemicals to the fabric (formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen by the State of California, and the EPA). Volatile Organic Compounds are used through-out this process to make the material wrinkle and shrink resistant, stain resistant, and dyed an eye-catching color (benzene, heavy metals and petroleum-based chemicals) – even low impact dyes are still full of hazardous chemicals, petroleum-based chemicals and heavy metals that are decidedly toxic to both people, and the environment in production and disposal.
  • The toxic chemicals applied to the cotton fabric you buy at the retailer without a doubt remain there at the time of purchase (and run off to pollute the water supply). Sadly, the fabric we buy for baby because its "pure" and "healthy" is in actuality the direct opposite -- a toxic mess that sits against their skin.
  • Eczema among children is rampant. Every second mother that comes into our store in Sherman Oaks has a child with Eczema. At least 15 million people in the U.S. have eczema. Chemical sensitivities among children, and adults are ever growing, as are allergies. According to the EPA, there are over 6 million children in the U.S. with Asthma and in the last thirty years the biggest growth in asthma cases is in children under five.
  • The organic cotton we stock is grown without toxic chemicals, and certified organic by reputable third-party organizations like SKAL. The cotton is not treated with any harmful chemicals during manufacturing, and never sprayed with fire retardants, wrinkle-free agents or any other VOCs. We also never stock cotton products that are bleached with chlorine chemicals, but rather only offer organic cotton in its natural hues, organically color-grown cotton, or organic cotton whitened with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Greencradle does not permit dyes to be used on the actual cotton products it sells, as even low-impact dyes are chemically based, and often come with heavy metals that are used to bind the coloring to the fabric.

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