Poison that we use every day that we are not even aware of
We have used fabric softeners even just once in our life because of what commercials portray them. They give off the sense of illusion such as sweetness freshness and comfort.
Even though we use these products, we are dismissing the fact that it contains numerous chemicals and toxins which can enter our body through inhalation. This may lead to various health problems especially as such that children are more prone to acquiring diseases.
The fabric softeners are dosed with chemicals and a hefty dose of fragrance that are hard to remove and cling to every surface of fabric or piece of clothing; the scent stays on for a long period of time, too.
This is known as “fragrance substantivity,” which describes how a long a fragrance lasts on a particular surface and how it is affected by temperature, humidity and other conditions.
These are the most common toxic chemicals, found in all fabric softeners:
Alpha Terpineol – this is a 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 – is a toxic substance that has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Its vapors can be irritating for the eyes and respiratory passages and it can also be absorbed through the skin
Chloroform – is a powerful carcinogenic neurotoxin and it may cause many health problems, such as loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness
Linalool – is a narcotic, known to cause respiratory problems and it causes the so-called loss of muscle coordination
SOURCE: NATION’S PRESS