Ordinary laundry detergents and fabric softeners contain alarmingly high levels of toxic chemicals well known to cause liver disorders, neurological disturbances hormone disruption, maybe cancer. These means which people use in large quantities almost every day can harm not only health, but also public and environmental health. The chemicals can go into down the drain and into water bodies. some chemicals are not washed off completely and remain on the clothes. clothes contact with the skin they penetrate into it. Through the skin penetrate into the blood, respiratory system and gradually can reduce immunity.
In such products are most often encountered Surfactants – These ingredients are also known as cleaning agents, and are included in laundry detergents to boost their cleaning capabilities.Particularly dangerous anionic. Surfactants can be natural or synthetic. Natural surfactants are generally safe for people and the water supply, but chemical surfactants are not. When surfactants come into contact with freshwater fish, they break down the protective coating that keeps parasites and bacteria at bay. Phosphates – Manufacturers will add phosphates to laundry detergents to increase their efficacy in hard water or water with a high mineral content. When phosphates enter aquatic ecosystems, these chemicals can throw them off balance by promoting rapid algae growth. Too much algae will deplete oxygen quickly, suffocating the animals living in that affected body of water. Fragrance – Artificial fragrances in laundry products are a strong irritant. The chemicals in fragrance additives can cause itchy, watery eyes and stinging nostrils. But the effects go much deeper than that. Chemical fragrances can trigger asthma attacks and aggravate allergies. They can even affect your thinking, making concentration and coordination difficult. All of these irritations show their worst in sensitive individuals, although no one is immune to the effects of these chemicals. Optical brighteners: They trick the eye by altering ultraviolet wavelengths to make clothes look whiter. The result may be a facade, but the chemical dangers from these products are very real. Studies have shown these agents are extremely toxic to fish and can cause mutations in bacteria. They can also trigger strong allergic reactions in humans when exposed to sunlight.
-choose ecological / natural products for washing;
-or try to use natural Soap Nuts (This is a good effective and ecologic alternative);
-for softening the fabric it is good to use white vinegar(125ml add to the rinse in the washing machine);
- Safe for sensitive skin
- Tough stain action
- Plant based & mineral ingredients
- Suitable for septic tanks
- UNEP award
- Cruelty-Free International
There certainly is a perfume, but I usually use half the cap when I wash the children’s clothes. my child has no allergy to this liquid
I believe that very sensitive people and allergy-prone this fluid may not be suitable.
Yet I want to try soap nuts. It’s interesting to know how they work