Did you know that dryer sheets actually are packed with hazardous substances such as Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform, and Linalool? These substances could seriously harm your overall health, and it penetrates through the skin. Once these chemicals wind up on the skin and when they are heated the fumes are toxic. It is important that you are aware of this fact because these toxins could penetrate directly into your brain.
Here are some of the reasons why you should never use dryer sheets:
The fragrance chemicals that are found in dryer sheets actually are very toxic and could cause cancer and liver damage. According to one study conducted by UW Teacher Dr. Anne Steinemann, the effects of these fragrances found in laundry products actually reveal that there are more than 25VOCs produced from dryer vents, which contain high concentration of acetaldehyde, ethanol, and acetone. Here is a list of chemicals that are found in fabric softener products:
This chemical is affecting the nervous system, and could cause disorder. Also it causes muscle coordination, and depression.
This chemical is causing serious health problems such as sleepiness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue
- Ethyl Acetate
If you look at the EPA Hazardous Waste list you will find this chemical on it. Ethyl acetate causes headaches
It has similar effects like ethyl acetate, and it is also found on the EPA Hazardous Waste list
Chloroform is type of chemical that causes poisonous effect on the brain. Some of the chemicals found are neurotoxic, anesthetic, and carcinogenic. If you get in contact with this chemical it could trigger queasiness, drowsiness, vomiting, loss of concentration, headaches, and dizziness.
- Benzyl alcohol
Benzyl alcohol could cause serious irritation to the upper respiratory tract, but also it could cause nausea, dizziness, CNS disorders, vomiting, headaches, and reduced blood pressure
- Benzyl acetate
It is found that this chemical is causing pancreatic cancer
- Alpha terpineol
This chemical could be related to the loss of control over the muscles, headaches, depression, and disorders
We are highly recommending that you need to use natural wool balls instead of the dryer sheets in order to avoid health problems.