I used to love the smell of fresh laundry. But I had no idea that this “fresh scent” was really just a toxic mixture of chemicals contaminated with carcinogens, neurotoxins, and allergens. Pretty horrifying, huh?!?
If you thought the food industry was corrupt, let me tell you that it is downright shocking and disgusting what companies who make household products can get away with. The chemical industry designs laundry detergent with their profit margin in mind and is not looking out for you (or your health).
Although all those brightly colored bottles of laundry detergent have been sold for decades, these are some of the most harmful products that you can buy. The most popular brands are loaded with toxic petrochemicals, phosphates, formaldehyde, chlorine, synthetic dyes and fragrances that are linked to health issues. Clearly we need to spread the word because these products are still flying off the shelves!
Think about how often you are exposed to your laundry detergent… while loading the washing machine, folding your laundry, the clothes resting on your bare skin all day long, the sheets and pillow cases that you sleep on for roughly 8 hours every night… you are constantly exposed to the chemicals in your detergent, so it’s best to know what’s in it!
The problem is, most detergents don’t come with a list of ingredients. So you have no idea what chemicals you are dumping on your clothes every day – and if you ask me that is just crazy. It really comes down to finding a brand that you can trust that has the integrity to produce products without all those harmful chemicals!
Choose brands which are eco-friendly, bio-degradable, natural and safe.
From Food Babe.