These laundry products are not only costly, but they are incredibly harmful to your health as well. You would be surprised at some of the chemicals that are in these products as well as the warnings to go with them. Dryer sheets are not safe to use and can even be harmful. People with allergies are especially susceptible to the dangers of dryer sheets and fabric softeners. These people can break out in rashes and experience itching if exposed to the chemicals in dryer sheets. I’m no expert, but if it causes trauma to a sensitive person, it can’t be all that good for the rest of us. It is recommended that baby clothes do not get washed with fabric softeners or dryer sheets as it can be harmful or even fatal for developing babies. There a number of cases of SIDS associated with the use of fabric softeners and dryer sheets. You are also contributing to pollution and ozone depletion whenever you pop a dryer sheet in your dryer. Various toxic chemicals are being emitted into the air through you dryer vent.
What Do They Do?
Fabric softeners leave an oil coating on clothes, which doesn’t really leave them softer or fluffy. This oil builds up on the fibers and takes the absorbency out (oil repels water). In the dryer, fabric softener leaves a sticky residue on all the components like the moisture sensors and drum of the dryer. This residue is very flammable, which is why on the back of some fabric softeners it tells you not to use on towels, terrycloth or fleece. The number one cause of house fires is the dryer. Fabric softeners even take the fire retardant out of baby’s clothes.
How Can They Harm You?
Some symptoms caused by fabric softener fumes are: tiredness that is not cured by resting, difficulty breathing, nervousness for no known reason, difficulty concentrating and remembering, dizziness, headaches, sick stomach, feeling faint, itching, rashes and/or difficulty controlling body movements.
A Better Option
So…Stop Buying Dryer Sheets and try some dryer balls. They are completely non-toxic and chemical free, and they soften fabrics just as well as the toxic stuff does. You can use them over and over again in order to soften fabrics naturally without the need for liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets. These two little balls will take the place other fabric softeners in order to eliminate toxic chemicals, which makes them perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies. Our dryer balls are hypoallergenic and come with a lifetime guarantee, but not all of them are created equal. Learn more about how dryer balls work, and why choosing good ones can make a difference. We all want soft and fluffy clothes that are free of lint, but none of us want to intentionally expose ourselves to substances that may harm or cause lasting effects. When you switch to these, you not only limit your exposure to the dangerous stuff, you also make things easier, and save money.
Save hundreds of dollars with Dryer Balls.
For a little more than one fabric softener or dryer sheet purchase, you will have a fabric softening product that will last for years. Imagine the savings of never buying fabric softener or dryer sheets again. Plus with 15%-25% shorter drying times, you will save on energy costs and shorten the amount of time it takes to do laundry.
These innovative dryer balls tumble in the dryer to lift and separate laundry, so your clothes dry faster as hot air flows more efficiently. Save on energy costs! Soft tips massage fabrics to naturally fluff and soften without the use of chemical-laden dryer sheets or liquid softeners.
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