The Hidden Danger of Endocrine Disruptors in Children’s Products and What You Can Do About It

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In today’s world, parents strive to provide the best for their children, from nutritious meals to safe environments. However, there’s a silent threat that often goes unnoticed—endocrine disruptors. These chemicals, commonly found in everyday products, can have detrimental effects on children’s health. This blog post will explore the dangers of endocrine disruptors in children’s products and what you, the parent and caregiver can do to avoid products with ingredients and advocate for safer ingredients.   

Understanding Endocrine Disruptors:

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals used to formulate everyday products and can adversely interfere with the body’s hormonal system. A child’s hormonal system is extremely delicate and is particularly susceptible to being disrupted. During their development, hormones play a crucial role in various processes, including growth, metabolism, and sexual maturation. Even small disruptions or imbalances can have profound effects on a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being, highlighting the need for vigilant care of what we expose our children to.

Impacts on Children’s Health:

Research has linked endocrine disruptors to a range of health concerns in children. These include developmental delays, reproductive disorders, impaired immune function, and increased risks of obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers. Of particular concern are products intended for children, such as toys, clothing, and personal care items, which can expose them to these harmful substances during critical stages of growth and development.

Regulatory Bodies are Powerless.

Contrary to what you may believe, regulatory agencies like the FDA is powerless and cannot compel manufacturers to conduct premarket testing of children’s products before they are sold, unless harm is demonstrated. This essentially means that your children are guinea pigs for our favorite children’s brands.

Taking Action to Protect Children:

As parents and caregivers, it is crucial to be proactive in safeguarding our children’s health. Here are some steps you can take:

Use Redify App: Because it is impractical and near impossibility to read confusing product labels and identify which ingredients are toxic, we developed the Redify App. All you have to do is scan the barcodes of your children’s products, and Redify instantly identifies if they contain toxic ingredients (CHCs), and presents Clean Alternatives which you can purchase directly on the App.

Advocate For Safer Products: Upon discovering that your child’s product contains toxic ingredients, you can push the Advocate button (green megaphone) on Redify and an anonymized email would be sent to the toxic brand demanding that they reformulate with toxic-free ingredients. You can also pressure the toxic brands by shaming them on social share on redify.

Form or Join Redify’s Advocacy Groups: If you identify a product with toxic ingredients you want to advocate against, Redify will help you set up an Advocate campaign that you can share with your friends and family. If you get your circle of family/friends to push the Advocate button and inundate the inbox of the toxic brand, they are more likely to respond to your pressure and either pull the product off the shelf and/or reformulate the product. There is nothing scarier to brands than product complaints from their customers. If you want to run an Advocate campaign, reach out to us via the contact page, and provide the UPC code of the product and a brief description.

17 Comments. Leave new

  • Concerned Consumer
    June 18, 2023 2:28 pm

    I love the advocate feature of Redify app. This could be a potential game changer to force brands to produce safer products.

  • Thank you Concerned Citizen for giving Redify App a try. The Advocacy feature of Redify is intended to give you the power to compel toxic brands to reformulate with safer ingredients. If you would like to form a group to advocate against a specific product or brand, contact us via the contact form.

  • Loisy Ogando
    July 20, 2023 9:54 pm

    It is crazy to find that so many products we use daily, even those that claim to be “natural” have these chemicals. Thank you for this post. I will definitely be on the lookout and strive to purchase non-toxic products only though this is a great task. I’ll keep raising ingredient awareness and trying to make healthier choices.

  • Before this app, I was using so many toxic ingredients that I had no idea. I love how easy it is to work this app, I hope this reaches others and helps others being aware of what ingredient they’re consuming. #cleanliving.

  • Giselle Fernandez
    July 21, 2023 1:00 am

    I had no idea that not even children’s product were safe from toxic chemicals! I am so glad that Redify is around to spread awareness about the ingredients in the products made for children.

  • This app has changed not only my diet but my families as well. This app was recommended to me by a dr so that I can be aware of what I am eating. It is very eye opening to see so many items that are labeled and advertised as “healthy” yet contain toxic ingredients. I encourage everyone to stand alongside the creators of this app and become empowered as the consumer to stop these toxic ingredients from hitting the shelves.

  • Jackeline Nunez
    July 23, 2023 3:49 pm

    Great way to provide ingredient awareness for people trying to make healthy choices. It’s almost impossible to be completely toxic-free without this app. I love it and will continue to use it and I also love that I am given safer alternatives.

  • Alvaro Montalvan
    July 24, 2023 12:31 am

    Redify has been amazing and it is very easy to use. This app promotes a clean living and helps you avoid toxic products. The app offers safer alternatives and online orders. #toxicfree

  • Veronica Montanez
    July 24, 2023 12:38 am

    Redify Inc is a very helpful app to considering downloaded. I love that this app gives you further information towards the product you use on a daily basis. After reviewing this app, I learned that there are products that I never imagined would be dangerous to the environment and to our bodies.
    Thank you Redify Inc for sharing this app .

  • This is a great app. As a mother to a 4 year old I try my hardest to provide toxic-free food. Ingredient safety is very important to me. The app is in its beginning stages but it already has a lot of items. It even provides safer alternatives to make healthy choices when your products show toxic ingredients. I am recommending this app to all my friends.

  • Rania Brown
    July 24, 2023 2:26 am

    I think it’s ridiculous how many toxic ingredients are involved in everyday products. People complain that people mention what about the children but this statement is true. Basic products with things such as skin care and food items contain toxic ingredients. Ingredients that can have effects long term from long exposure.

  • Nicholas Ditas
    July 24, 2023 11:05 pm

    It’s astonishing to realize that many of the products we use daily, even those claiming to be “natural,” can actually contain toxic ingredients. Thanks for sharing this eye-opening post! I’m definitely going to be more careful and strive to purchase only toxic-free products. It might be a big challenge, but I’m determined to prioritize ingredient safety and clean living. I’ll do my part by spreading awareness about harmful substances and making healthier choices for myself and my family. Redify seems like a fantastic company to help me along this journey. Let’s embrace toxic-free living together!

  • Thank you for shedding light on this crucial issue! The hidden danger of endocrine disruptors in children’s products is a topic that needs urgent attention.

  • Jamiah ambrose
    July 27, 2023 2:12 am

    I’m shocked at how many toxic ingredients are in these baby products I use to for my son and the dove products I currently use now. I wish I had known about this years ago.

  • Freddy Rodriguez
    July 27, 2023 8:54 pm

    Thank you for this information about the hidden danger that these products do to children I’ll make sure when I’m with my nephews they will make a healthy choice

  • Al Perez Perez Martinez
    July 28, 2023 8:59 pm

    This a great app for anyone who has children’s and care about their health. It is ridiculous, the amount of harmful ingredients can be found in some of these products.

  • Camila Burbano-Parra
    October 9, 2023 6:12 pm

    This is an amazing app for everyone. You can learn a lot about the products you normally use, and maybe you don’t know how they could be harmful. There are a lot of toxic products for babies, and we need to be careful. With this app, we can have more awareness of what we buy.


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