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Why regular bandages can cause reactions

Did you know 1 in 4 people are allergic to common adhesive bandages?

These people struggle to find wound coverage that won’t cause any nasty burns, rashes, or reactions.

Our modern world is filled with synthetic materials that place our immune system under enormous pressure, especially with our little ones. Most of us resort to the ‘traditional’, yet harmful remedies, without much thought into what is entering or applied to our bodies.

The average woman applies 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day without knowing. Within seconds, these chemicals are absorbed into the skin, entering the bloodstream, that carry out through our bodies with no detoxification process in between.

Regular plastic bandages often use an array of chemicals and substances that are bad for our health and the environment. One of these such substances is PVC, or polyvinyl chloride. Also known as vinyl, it’s the most toxic plastic for both our personal health and environment. If you’re allergic to adhesive bandages, you’ll often react to acrylate and methacrylate or epoxy diacrylates (also known as vinyl resins). These are chemicals commonly used in tape adhesives to make them sticky.

Vinyl releases an abundance of toxic chemicals, including cadmium, phthalates, lead and more.

Other plasters are made from rubber latex and while this is a natural, renewable source, they take a long time to break down, and for people with latex allergies, they aren't a feasible option.

People who suffer from allergic or irritant contact reaction to a bandage or adhesive know well that the only option for them is to avoid these products altogether.

Thankfully, we have a solution that is made from 100% natural bamboo fibre (which is naturally antibacterial) and natural ingredients- PATCH.

PATCH strips are the perfect hypoallergenic and biodegradable wound care alternative. Our range includes extra goodness in the form of activated charcoal, aloe vera or coconut oil. Designed with mineral-based ingredients for all sensitive skin types, PATCH is perfect for those who desire to remove harmful chemicals from their cabinet.

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