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Bleaching agents, a silent health hazard

Bleach within laundry detergents, whether regular or color-safe, seems like a great idea because we know that bleach disinfects and brightens clothing;  However the negative health risks outweigh any possible benefits. While you’ve probably heard the warning not to mix bleach with ammonia, you may not have heard about the dangers of bleach itself. A bleach and ammonia mixture will steal all oxygen from the air, but bleach alone is a harmful irritant that hurts your lungs. In Green Living, the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine note that chlorine bleach, as it flows down the drain, can produce organochlorines (OC), which create problems for your reproductive and neurological system while increasing your risk of developing cancer. And to stabilize bleaching...

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Toxic optical illusion of "Whiter Clothes" revealed

Let me explain to you the "illusion of whiter clothes" and the truth about how this toxic chemical trick works. The whole premise of advertising campaigns for laundry detergents, which you and I have been bombarded with from childhood, is "whiter clothes", "cleans better".  I can see it playing out in my head right now... the 4 year-old coming home in white clothes covered in mud, the mother shaking her head not knowing what to do, the light-bulb goes on over her head as she reaches for the box of toxic laundry detergent, problem solved. The whole "whitens clothes" is a clever trick thanks to optical brighteners which are chemicals that make your clothes appear brighter, whiter, and shinier. Rather...

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How To Save On Your Energy Bill By Cutting Down Dryer Time

  Here are a couple tips on how to save a few bucks on your next energy bill by cutting down dryer time. 1. Sort your laundry.  Separate heavyweight and lightweight items before your wash. Loads of similar-weight laundry will dry faster and more evenly. 2. Use an extra spin cycle in the washer. It’ll squeeze out any extra moisture before you toss your clothes into the dryer. And you  can even use the dryer just for 10 or 15 minutes before line-drying for a speedier hang dry.  After all, time is money. Less time spent on the dryer running, the more money in the bank. Till next time, The Water Liberty Team    

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2 out of 3 laundry detergents contain unlabeled known carcinogen

Have you ever heard of 1,4 Dioxane? Most likely not. 1,4 Dioxane is a known carcinogen- a cancer causing chemical found in two-thirds of laundry detergent today.  You’re probably unaware of its existence because it is not considered an ingredient in laundry detergent, rather a contaminant so it's not on the label. You see, detergents are processed using ethoxylation, a cheap technique that lessens the severity of some of the harsher ingredients, and 1,4-dioxane is created as a result of this process. 1,4 Dioxane is a by deadly product, it's been found to be toxic to your brain, central nervous system, kidneys, liver and respiratory system. And most detergents out there today contain high levels of it. I won’t name...

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Synthetic Fragrances, The Perfect Cover Up

Synthetic fragrances in laundry detergent such as “Mountain Rain” or “Spring Blossoms” are nothing more than clever cover ups, masking the strong smell of formaldehyde If you have ever participated in a science class dissection, you probably remember the tear-jerking, nostril-flaring scent of formaldehyde (the embalming agent used to preserve frogs and pigs for dissection). The scent is unforgettable. Formaldehyde is classified as a human carcinogen by both the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Exposure to this deadly chemical has been linked to various cancers such as leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer. We've been brainwashed by detergent companies and big profit corporations to think we need chemicals to clean & live, that something that’s...

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