11 May Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets are Poisonous
Skipping the fabric softener in your laundry cycle can save your family from chemical reactions and poisoning. They might make your clothes feel soft and fresh, but fabric softeners and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products on the market. It is a safe bet that most Americans are not linking chemicals in these products to cancer and brain damage.
Here is a list of just a few of the chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets:
A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage
Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer
Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic
Ethanol: On the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list
Limonene: Known carcinogen
Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders
Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled
Soft Ocean Mist, Summer Orchard and April Fresh sound a little less benign now, don’t they? Companies manufacturing these products use 50 times more fragrance than necessary to cover up the smell of all of those toxic chemicals. Next load, remember, that flowery smell is there to conceal chemicals from you. Is it really worth it?
If you are having any of these symptoms, you could be a victim of dryer sheet poisoning, please consult a physician.
Central nervous system disorders
Blood pressure reduction
Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to make your own products by hand, you don’t have to spend a fortune on organic products, you don’t even have to eliminate using these items. There are green alternatives that are affordable alternates and Green Clean Life has many recommendations! Enter to win our monthly drawing of $200+ in retail products that are safe and effective! TEXT GIVEAWAY to 480-707-3859 today!