Beware of detergents that smell “clean.”

A report from the National Academy of Science shows that detergents, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets that have strong odors are full of harmful chemicals. One of these chemicals is a petroleum-based synthetic that’s been shown to damage lungs, your nervous system, and cause cancer.

Did you know that most commercial dryer sheets are impregnated with all sorts of toxic chemicals including Polyurathane foam, Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good for the environment – or you. I
didn’t know that until I started doing a bit of research.

These materials will never biodegrade. Some of these compounds are known carcinogens.  Aside from the chemicals in the sheets winding up in your clothing and therefore  next to your skin, when heated, the fumes are also extremely toxic. Some of the health effects from being exposed to these chemicals can include various cancers, a multitude of respiratory illnesses including asthma, headaches, dizziness, nausea … the list is really quite long!

Have you ever thought about the fragrance of a dryer sheet? I find some of the scents so strong they give me an instant headache! The company adds this much fragrance to  cover up the smells of the chemicals they’ve loaded into them. The scent is meant to stay in the clothing for a long period of time. This means that the chemicals are released into the air and into your lungs and onto your skin. When heated in the dryer, the sheets release the noxious chemicals into the air
through the dryer vent.
Get Clean Soft Fabric Fragrance Free Dryer Sheets are all natural, biodegradable and recyclable ~                         here’s why these sheets are a better alternative:

• No fragrance
• Softens clothes and helps prevent wrinkles
• Effectively reduces static cling
• Uses vegetable-derived softening agents
• Safe with all washable fabrics
• Automatically tears in half during the drying cycle to distribute softness throughout the load

✔ Safe for all washable fabrics
✔ Nontoxic
✔ Fragrance free
✔ No toxic fumes
✔ No hazardous chemicals

✔ Adds softness and controls static cling
✔ Rivals Bounce® in controlling static cling in third-party performance tests

✔ Natural – vegetable-based softener
✔ Biodegradable sheets
✔ Recyclable sheets and packaging
✔ No dyes
Check out these wonderful dryer sheets from Shaklee here.

Switch out your laundry cleaners for nontoxic, natural products.Shaklee cleaning products are not only cost effective but out performs many leading brands.  Both use all-natural ingredients in their cleaners and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can also do what I do… Run your washer with half the amount of detergent that’s called for, and use the extra-rinse cycle

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About the Author

Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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