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Freedom of Information

By Golfrefugees

Designers for sportswear brands can ask chemical companies for detailed information in the form of ‘Material Safety Data Sheets’ (MSDS) with regard to their moisture-wicking apparel finishers for synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Consumers of sports apparel have no such information when purchasing. Golf Refugees are the first brand to offer consumers similar detailed information on the toxic chemicals used, you could call it an act of ‘Freedom of Information’. Read it and weep.
Diethylene glycol, methanol, Formaldehyde
Regulatory Information (R-phrases) R11- Highly flammable. R40- Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect. R39/23/24/25- Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in
contact with skin and if swallowed. R22- Harmful if swallowed. R34- Causes burns. R43- May cause sensitisation by skin contact. Classifications; F - Highly flammable Carc. Cat. 3 - Carcinogen category 3 T - Toxic C - Corrosive Xn - Harmful
Ingredients; 1,2-Propylene glycol Regulatory Information (R–phrases) R43- May cause sensitisation by skin contact. R52- Harmful to aquatic organisms. R36/37/38- Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Classifications; Xi - Irritant
It makes you wonder how they get away with it. Using known skin irritant chemicals in consumer sports clothing, where your skin interacts with these toxic chemicals through friction and sweating during active play.

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