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 clean should smell like a garden of roses.- this is completely untrue. Clean essentially smells like nothing.
And "fragrance,” don't let the name fool you, it sounds innocent, like maybe something they collect off the dust of butterfly wings? Fragrance is basically a pseudo-patented name for a collection of highly toxic, highly powerful chemicals that mimic nice smells.
These chemicals have to be strong to mask the equally powerful and toxic smell of Formaldehyde. If it's not bad enough by itself, fragrance comes with its own cocktail of chemicals.
The Water Liberty Team