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Govt to implement ten national standards on clothing
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Dec '09
The National Standardization Committee said that, ten new national standards for garments will be formally implemented from January 1, 2010. There are specific provisions for pH value and formaldehyde content, including for suits, workwear and woven student uniforms.

As per the new standards, pH value of clothing directly in contact with skin is required to be between 4.0 ~ 7.5, while pH value for clothing not in direct contact with skin is supposed to be between 4.0 ~ 9.0.

With regards to formaldehyde content, the national standards specify that, it should not be more than 300 mg per kg with regards to suits and trousers.

With regards to labels, clothing label should include trademark, type, components and content of raw materials, washing methods, standard number of product, product quality, product grade and so on. It is not mandatory to provide details of pH and formaldehyde content in the labels.

Wang Bo, professor in the chemistry department of Tianjin University, points out that pH value of normal skin should be between 5.5 ~ 7.0, which helps protect the body against virus infection, but when pH value is high in clothing, it could lead to skin infections.

He adds by saying that prolonged exposure to formaldehyde may make the skin to turn dry, leading to skin problems like dermatitis, skin itch and other symptoms.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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