October 7, 2022

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Expertos adviserten del peligro que supone usar ropa manufactured en China

A group of experts warned that it could be very dangerous to use clothing produced in the People’s Republic of China (RPC), especially for the North American market, which consumes around 39.2% of Textiles manufactured in this country.

According to the statistics shared by Diario Las Américas, China is the major exporter of clothes in the world, with a quota of 31.6% of international trade. Sin embargo, their preoccupation por mantener ese status a toda costa would be conduciendo hacia un peligro sanitario para groups vulnerable como niños y embarazadas.

Canadian researchers found in 2021 a high content of lead in a jacket for children of the brand Shein, with a level casi 20 times higher than allowed in this country. Otros cientificos descubrieron que textiles de otras marcas Made in China como Zaful y Ali Express, también estaban contaminadas con productos chemicos highly nocivos para el organismo humano.

Un estudio del Índice de Transparency de la Revolución de la Moda de 2022, indicates that China is one of the countries with low trade security protocols. “The progress in this sense continues to be too slow in at least 250 of the biggest fashion brands and retailers in the world, with companies that achieved a score [de transparencia] average of only 24%”.

Ropa de China: textiles dañinos

Entre otras sustancias dañinas, los expertos también encontaron en artículos textiles chinos plomo, NFE (nonilfenol etoxilados y nonilfenoles), phthalates, PFC (productos perfluorados y polifluorados) y formaldehyde. El plumo, por ejemplo, is used by the Chinese industry to dye fabrics and mattify them with the glitter that distinguishes many of the confections manufactured in China and exported to the United States.

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Al respecto, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades have warned that exposure to this metal could cause serious problems for the mental and physical development of children under the age of six.

El propio Servicio Federal de Aduanas norteamericano has reported the destruction of Chinese clothes due to its high concentration of lead. In 2015 alone, 6,000 backpacks and backpacks were seized for high levels of lead in their zippers.

In the case of NFE (nonilfenol ethoxylados y nonilfenoles), this has been found in industrial detergents, which could “paralyze the functioning of hormones and contribute to a bad performance of reproductive functions”, according to the Diario Las Américas report.

“However, the effect in the human body has not been fully studied [todavía]various combinations of PFC, como PFOS and PFOA, have provoked renal diseases and cancer”, reveals the study cited by this media outlet.

Problems

Además, qué recent investigations realized in the United States discovered that “some textiles from China exceeded the permissible standards for the level of formaldehyde. El informe incluyó productos como sombreros para niños pequeños, en los que el contenido de esta sustancia superó el doble de la norm”.

Los phthalates, por su parte, son hallados en plastificantes de articles para el hogar o envases de alimentos y cosmetics y para la manufacture de impermeables y zapatos, lo cual pudiera conducir a dificultados del sistema endocrine, la funcio hepatica y daños en el pancreas.

In 2013, the Greenpeace organization alerted that the infantile clothing manufactured in China contained high doses of hormones and toxic chemicals for the reproductive system.

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“Our study sends a signal of alarm to the parents of more than two hundred million children from China and abroad,” said Lee Chih An, Director of the Toxics Campaign of Greenpeace’s East Asia Office. Of the 85 prendas analyzed by this organization, más de la mitad contenían la hormone NPE, nueve de cada diez dieron positivo en antimonio, y al menos dos presentaron elevadas dosis de phthalates.