Chemicals and compounds, perfumes and scents, synthetics and even plastics are added to standard cotton balls. This causes them to irritate skin, cause rashes and allergic reactions, while also filling the home with unwanted substances.
Organic cotton balls, on the other hand, are pesticide free. And because they're disinfected with hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine, there are no dioxin leftovers in the fibers. Choosing organic serves to eliminate a number of harsh and unhealthy chemicals from your home and create a more eco-friendly living environment.
Most people don't realize that standard, non-organic, industrial cotton farms are responsible for using one-fourth, a full 25 percent, of pesticides worldwide. Not only are pesticides harmful to the atmosphere, but they're harmful to our bodies as well. Buying organic helps to ensure your family is not exposed to these harmful, sometimes deadly, pesticides or other chemicals—nor is the earth.
Viscose, commonly known as rayon, is another ingredient often found in standard, non-organic cotton balls. One of the side effects of viscose production is the creation of carbon disulfide which is extremely harmful to the environment and air quality. In fact, some viscose producing plants are being forced to close because of the pollutants they release into the atmosphere. Using regular cotton balls brings those same harmful chemicals into your home and in touch with your family's skin.