Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) January 24, 2008
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) January 24, 2008 -- Zoë b Organic announced today that it's offering an all-natural alternative to conventional pacifiers in the United States. Made in Europe, Natursutten rubber pacifiers are an organic solution for parents looking to soothe their babies without the worry of harmful chemicals. Zoe b Organic's Natursutten pacifiers contain no artificial coloring, bisphenol-A, PVC, phthalates, or parabens. They're also the only one-piece pacifiers made from pure, 100% natural rubber.
"Zoë b Organic is proud to be one of the first companies in the U.S. to provide an chemical free pacifier alternative," said Valerie Lecoeur, owner of Zoë b. "The addition of Natursutten to our organic product offering will give consumers confidence that they're providing the most natural, healthy, and chemical-free solution to their babies."
The rubber pacifier is softer than silicone and easier to clean. It also boasts a superior hygienic advantage: Its one-piece form prevents harmful bacteria and dirt from accumulating inside the pacifier, making it the ultimate mom-essential.
In addition, Natursutten rubber pacifiers provide a safe-sucking solution for babies. The pacifier shield is larger than conventional pacifier guards and helps prevent over-squeezing. This minimizes the choking concerns moms typically have with overzealous pacifier-users.
Natursutten rubber pacifiers may be purchased at http://zoeborganic.com for just $5.99 retail, with wholesale orders also available. They're available in 2 shapes--rounded and orthodontic--with 4 sizes for rounded (3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, and 12 mo/up) and 2 sizes for orthodontic (0-6 mo and 6 mo/up).
About Zoë b Organic
Zoe b Organic is a one-stop shop for hip, organic moms, offering a range of eco-friendly products--from organic maternity t-shirts to diaper bags made from recycled water bottles.
1. Bisphenol A is known to be an estrogen receptor agonist, which can activate estrogen receptors, leading to similar physiological effects as the body's own estrogens. Recent studies have confirmed that bisphenol A exposure during development has carcinogenic effects and produce precursors of breast cancer.
2. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride, (IUPAC Polychloroethene) commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer.Many vinyl products contain additional chemicals to change the chemical consistency of the product. Some of these additional chemicals called additives can leach out of vinyl products. Plasticizers which must be added to make PVC flexible have been an additive of particular concern. Because soft PVC toys have been made for babies for years, there are concerns that these additives leach out of soft toys into the mouths of the children chewing on them. In January 2006, the European Union placed a ban on six types of phthalate softeners, including DEHP (Diethylhexyl phthalate), used in toys (See directive 2005/84/EC). In the USA most companies have voluntarily stopped manufacturing PVC toys with DEHP.
3. Phthalate are the dialkyl or alkyl aryl esters of 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid; the name phthalate derives from phthalic acid. When added to plastics, phthalates allow the long polyvinyl molecules to slide against one another. Phthalates are controversial because high doses of many phthalates have shown hormonal activity in rodent studies. Studies on rodents involving large amounts of phthalates have shown damage to the liver, the kidneys, the lungs, and the developing testes.
4.Parabens are a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. In individuals with normal skin, parabens are, for the most part, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Parabens can, however, cause skin irritation and contact dermatitis in individuals with paraben allergies