We all love the smell of clean and freshly washed clothes, so we choose our fabric softener wisely, right? But, you will be disappointed when we tell you that you pay a “high price” for a nice smelling clothes. Fabric softener ads often portray an image of comfort, freshness and sweetness. Yet most fabric softeners contain a long list of known toxins and chemicals, which can enter your body through the skin and by inhalation, causing a wide range of health problems, particularly for young children. These are the most common toxic chemicals, found in all fabric softeners:
Alpha-Terpineol – toxic chemical, which can cause many health problems, such as: dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine.
Benzyl Acetate –this toxic substance has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Its vapors can be irritating to eyes and respiratory passages and it can also be absorbed through the skin.
Benzyl Alcohol -it can cause central nervous system disorders, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and dramatic drops in blood pressure.
Chloroform – A carcinogenic neurotoxin and it may cause loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness.
Linalool – A narcotic known to cause respiratory problems and it causes the so-called loss of muscle coordination.
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