Azo dyes are one of the main dyes used in the textile industry. Azo dyes are derived from benzidine, a well known carcinogen. Azo dyes naturally break down releasing chemicals known as aromatic amines which cause cancer in humans, specifically cancer of the bladder. The EU has banned the use of these Azo dyes in the fashion industry, but you can still find Azo dyes in todays market place.
If you choose organic clothing, or GOTS certified clothing, you are supporting a better life for farming families through healthy manufacturing practices, fair trade pricing, direct trade agreements, and environmental protection. Not to mentions a healthier cleaner lifestyle for you and your family.
Healthy living does not come in a magic pill, it must be achieved, and sustained over time. Life is like a long distance triathlon, you must pace yourself.