01 Oct '11, 1am

6 Natural Alternatives to Fabric Softeners | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Natural Alternatives to Fabric Softeners | Care2 Healthy Living

It is unfortunate that the companies are not forced to put their ingredients on the packages. With some searching I found an EPA report from 1991 that states many chemicals that were then found to be present in fabric softeners and other products (including ones from the list on this page). It is important to consider though that 20 some years have passed, and with the recent outbreaks of lawsuits on companies, many companies have probably removed at least a portion of these substances. If anyone finds a more recent report (a primary source not just a web page mentioning reports) please share them. http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/00/mar00/031500/c000591.pdf Page four of this document has a list of potentially harmful chemicals and what they were found in (in 1991). Page 3 has some useful insights about how scant the research is on fragrances and other synthetic com...

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