The Household Appliance that Releases 600 Potentially Dangerous Chemicals into the Air

naturallybent:

i loathe, despise, and hate the trespassing of laundry stink in my neighbourhood and its ubiquitous stench on people’s clothing.  especially when it all goes into the water system!  i can’t understand why people want to smell like a laundromat except that i recognize that  (a) the marketing of amoral products like these is pervasive and powerful to a society trained to be uncritical, and (b) most people don’t know there are alternatives because they have been trained not to find out what is good for them.  so read this and save your health, your pets’ health, your children’s health, your neighbours’ health, and the health of the environment by never ever buying these reeking products again and supporting Big Chem and Big Pharma!  please!.-naturallybent

By Dr. Mercola

The scent is unmistakable. Anyone who’s ever taken a stroll through their neighborhood has picked up the familiar scent of laundry products wafting from dryer exhaust vents everywhere.

But have you ever wondered what’s in these common laundry products?

The familiar “clean” scent of fabric softeners actually comes from a deceptively toxic blend of chemicals that have escaped regulation and are silently contributing to a number of health problems for unsuspecting consumers.

Thanks to the work of a few concerned scientists, the dangers of these products are finally beginning to see the light of day.

First, dryer exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless gas posing well-known health dangers, depending on the concentration in which it’s inhaled. Consider this if your child’s bedroom window is close to your dryer vent.

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