Take Care of the Risk of Cancer in Textile
Textile products are the product group that is most related to human body after foodstuff. Paint residues and chemicals on our clothes, sweat and respiration through our body and our health is affected as much as the chemicals in our food at least. According to some researches, some of these chemicals cause allergies and are at risk for cancer.
The main component of the majority of textile products used today is fiber. Fiber is divided into natural and synthetic. While natural fibers are obtained from animals and plants, synthetic fibers are produced artificially from some chemicals by petroleum and its derivatives. Synthetic fabrics are extremely popular in the textile industry due to their ease of ironing, ironing and washing.
Cotton products are not as healthy as they are thought. Cotton production is very intensive agriculture and pesticides are used. Although 2.4 percent of agricultural land is used for cotton cultivation, 25 percent of total agricultural and pesticide chemical fertilizers are used in cotton farming. Cotton after the field until the end product is treated with many chemicals. In particular, chemicals used in the bleaching stage of cotton and sulfur-containing dyes leave residues on the product. In the process of processing, cotton fibers are added to flame retardants, bleaches, chemical softeners, synthetic wax and finally formaldehyde spray. These substances do not wash out and penetrate directly into our skin and the air we breathe.
Carcinogenic effective azo dyestuffs, allergic fabric dyes and heavy metal-containing substances used in the process of obtaining textile fibers from both synthetic fibers and cotton fibers act on our body through perspiration. Although these chemicals are not fully proven to cause cancer, experts believe that they have a negative impact on health.
Products are expensive
An alternative to all these possible dangers is organic textiles. In the ecological textile sector, which started to develop after the 1990s, in order to protect against the harmful effects of the textile industry, human health and environmental impact are in the foreground. The product is inspected by authorized certification bodies from the raw material until it is finalized. It is important that the product is free from chemical damage and recyclable to the user. The disadvantage is that it is expensive compared to other products. But organic textile advocates say organic products are more economical considering the durability of products. It is stated that an organic product loses its color and shape after 10-20 washing, but the organic product maintains its color and shape even after 100 washes. In addition, organic fabrics do not undergo any processes such as peeling, waxing, bleaching and softening which reduce quality.
Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Association President Ismail Shot, says that advanced by many countries of Turkey in the field of organic textiles. Roses explaining that the height of the organic cotton yields of Turkey's power in this area due to the presence of animals and livestock, "Our country is one of the oldest countries within this area. In 1992, 2 thousand tons of organic cotton produced in the world that Turkey has produced 125 tons of it. In the year 2000
6 thousand 500 tons of organic cotton producing Turkey has reached 2 thousand tons. In the following years we have reached 27 thousand tons of organic cotton production Sonraki.
Nalan Koras, the owner of Calico Organic Textile company which produces in Izmir, has been producing organic baby clothes, cloth toys, home textile products, sports and daily clothes since 2007.
Koras graduated from Ege University, Department of Textile Engineering. After 19 years of professional work life, he founded Calico in order to bring textile to a health friendly stage. Koras ıp Why is it organic? D he replied: in Future generations do not need to meet and live with toxic substances from the moment they are born.
We need to make sure the soil, air and water remain clean. It is not right that the health of those who work to produce cotton is harmed by us.