Did you know that laundry detergent companies are not legally required to list ingredients on their products?
So what, why should you care right?
Well, because most of these chemicals that they are using are extremely toxic, so deadly in fact that they have been banned in countries all across Europe and even in Canada- Just imagine how toxic this has to be.
Your body ends up absorbing these hazardous chemicals through your skin and overtime they accumulate inside of you causing long term health problems
Not too long ago the Sierra Club, an internationally recognized organization for humanitarian rights and environment protection, published a report revealing the facts about what’s in your Laundry Detergent. Click here to see the report.
It is some seriously scary stuff – the Media isn’t reporting it, and the US government is not doing anything either. Some of these deadly chemicals hidden in laundry detergent even have frightening names to match:
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
- 1,4-dioxane (known carcinogen)
- NPE (nonylphenol ethoxylate)
The Environmental Working Group has done numerous studies on SLS alone and their work reveals some very potent side effects:
– Organ toxicity
– Irritation of the skin and eyes
– Developmental/reproductive toxicity
– Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
– Respiratory problems
– And even possible mutations and cancer
Another 16,000 studies in the PubMed science library also reveal a very long list of health concerns associated to the toxicity of this SLS chemical. Exposure to these harsh chemicals is really unnecessary, especially for such a simple task like washing your clothes.
Protect yourself and your family from these cancer-causing and health robbing chemicals by trying out alternative methods to washing your clothes.
Care, A. S. (2016). 7 Toxic Chemicals Found in “Clean” Laundry. Retrieved November 23, 2016, from http://www.annmariegianni.com/toxic-chemicals-in-laundry-detergents/
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
ElChehimi, A. (n.d.). Support Sierra Club Canada Foundation by buying eco-friendly Dizolve detergent. Great product & cause. Retrieved November 23, 2016, from http://mydizolve.com/campaign/sierra-club-canada-foundation/
Herlofson, BB. Barkvoll, P. (1994) Sodium lauryl sulfate and recurrent aphthous ulcers. A preliminary study. (n.d.). Retrieved November 23, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7825393
Environmental Working Group (2008). SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE. (n.d.). Retrieved November 23, 2016, from https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706110/SODIUM_LAURYL_SULFATE/