Eco-Friendly Laundry Routine

Lack of Transparency Can Lead to Toxic Exposure

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Lack of Transparency Can Lead to Toxic Exposure

We are exposed to a variety of toxins daily that have a detrimental impact on our health. Many of these chemicals we are exposed to come from our laundry room. You can click here to read about the hazards found in laundry detergents, or click here to read a synopsis of the toxicity in conventional laundry routines and how to avoid it. In this article, we are going to focus on dryer sheets, and the perilous chemicals fabric softeners and dryer sheets are enriched with. Some chemicals found in these laundry products pose a significant threat to our health, fortunately...

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7 Hazardous Laundry Facts

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7 Hazardous Laundry Facts

These facts about the dangers in laundry detergents will make you want to switch to a greener alternative. Skin irritation. Surfactants, the main agent that strips away oils in detergents, severely aggravate the skin and cause irritation. This is why many detergents say avoid skin contact or can cause itching. Endocrine Disrupters. Many of the toxic chemicals found in laundry detergents interfere with hormone balance which can negatively affect fertility in males and increase breast cancer risk in females. Manufactures are not obligated to include ingredients on the label. Look for “Caution”, “Warning”, or “Danger”. These words are a giveaway...

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Switch your TOXIC Laundry Routine!

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Switch your TOXIC Laundry Routine!

Have you ever read the back of your laundry detergent or stain removers and tried to decipher what those ingredients are? I'm sure you'll see all sorts of chemicals that sounds pretty scary.. Well, that's because they are.  Many harmful chemicals in common household laundry products lead to negative health effects and are also negatively affecting our environments. 1,4-Dioxane, found is most well-known laundry detergents, has been declared a human carcinogen by the EPA. Most of these chemicals act as xenoestrogens (synthetic estrogens) are endocrine disrupters which cause negative effects on our bodies. Phosphates found in laundry detergents have a huge impact on our...

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