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Friday, July 13, 2007

How Toxic is Your Average Laundry Detergent?

Here's what you typically get from your average laundry detergent from the grocery store:

  • petroleum distillates
  • phenols
  • artificial fragrances
  • phosphates
  • optical brighteners
Find out more about these ingredients at:

1 comment:

Sound Earth said...

I've read it may take up to 30 washes to eliminate some of the chemical "color stay" ingredients found in laundry detergent. The NIH has a fabulous feature on their site to investigate chemicals and their safety. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to decipher, but your worth it! Also visit for more information on chemicals.