As our awareness develops dealing with toxins in the environment, it sometimes appears we are in a no win situation due to the large amount of potentially harmful chemicals which we are exposed to daily. Even cleaning your clothes may expose you to dangerous toxins. Doctor's Health Press reported on Dec. 23, 2013 there are dangerous chemicals lurking in your laundry.
The myriad of commercial laundry soaps which are available to clean your clothes are loaded with chemicals. A large number of these chemicals are harmful substances. Many of these toxic substances may potentially enter into your skin if you wear clothes that retain some of these chemicals.
There are carcinogens, neurotoxins and envirotoxins present in the name brand chemical based laundry detergents which are available in the supermarket, writes GreenMedInfo. Each day you are exposed to chemicals that are known to cause many health problems. Furthermore, petroleum based detergents have been found to cause more childhood poisonings than any other household product. To make matters worse the new popular detergent pods look like candies to young children. These can kill kids if they are eaten.
It's a good idea to lessen your exposure to the chemicals in laundry soap by buying products which are made without them. You should consider using all-natural, time-honored soap recipes. And you should search for products with the lowest toxicity warnings. Remember, the typical laundry soap which is labeled with a dozen warnings is probably not going to be healthy for your skin or the environment. Products which are scented with natural essential oils instead of artificial fragrance are generally safest.