Baby wipes are an indispensable part of the baby family. Fifty years ago, wet wipes might have been just a tool for people to quickly clean their skin when they went out, but now they are becoming a necessity for everyday life. According to the 2013 issue of National Dual-effect Journal "Daily Chemicals Science", the market capacity of infant wipes reached 14.65 billion pieces in 2012, while there are about 20-30 million babies born every year in China. On this basis, it is estimated that each newborn will use 2 pieces of infant wipes every day. It can be seen that the use of wet towels is now large. But safety still needs attention.
Recently, the Shanghai Consumer Protection Commission has tested dozens of wet towel products on the market and published relevant results. One of the conclusions is that 21 out of 50 samples of wet towel have detected the preservative CIT, the detection rate is 42%. Later, many media also used similar "toxic wet paper towels were exposed" and "containing burning ingredients" to disseminate reports. Many mothers are getting angry when they hear the word "preservatives", but in fact, preservatives are very important additives in cosmetics products. Here's how to wash away the content of preservatives from Hangzhou Bangyi Commodity Technology Co., Ltd.
Really unqualified wet paper towels should be blackened first because the total number of bacterial colonies exceeds the standard. This, however, is seldom seen in the media. MIT (methyl isothiazolinone) and CIT (methyl chloroisothiazolinone) are two kinds of preservatives tested in this time. Friends in the cosmetics industry know that these two substances are actually very common. In cosmetics, there are also differences in requirements for preservatives. One is a variety of cosmetic and skin care products daily applied to the skin, such as sunscreen and so on. The user's skin is exposed to this kind of product almost every day, more than ten hours a day, so the safety requirements for the ingredients are relatively high. Flushing products with short contact, such as shampoos, are more relaxed. Why should CIT and MIT be regulated in cosmetics? This has little to do with the scary "burns" or "poisonous" in the news, because in cosmetics it is not within the normal concentration range. The most important risk is skin allergy, but unfortunately this report has a very serious flaw, that is, it does not publicize the content of CIT in each product, so we can not understand which products are really in trouble. It may be that some manufacturers intentionally add CIT ingredients to their products to prevent corrosion. It may also be that a very small amount of CIT is mixed into the production process, but it is only injured by mistake.
So wet wipes need to be graded.
Wet towel quality rating instructions:
The scoring criteria are formulated by German professional team, referring to the authoritative standards of China and the European Union, such as WHO, which may be higher than those of China and the European Union, and put forward higher requirements for product quality.