Reasons to Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets

The Lint King’s Reasons to Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets

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Dryer Sheets and 7 Toxic Reasons to Ditch them!

Here are the seven most common chemicals found in dryer sheets and their effect on the central nervous system.

What is a dryer sheet made of?

Dryer sheets are relatively simple products, generally made of a polyester sheet that’s been covered in a fabric softener chemical and, usually, fragrance chemicals. The amount of fragrance used in dryer sheets can be significant, representing up to 10 percent of the contents of the product.

Exposure may cause dizziness, drowsiness and confusion, red eyes and dry skin. Inhalation of its vapors is known to cause a burning sensation in the airways and cause a sore throat and labored breathing…

1. Alpha-Terpineol causes central nervous system disorders. Can also cause loss of muscular coordination, central nervous system depression, and headache.

2. Benzyl Alcohol causes central nervous system disorders, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, central nervous system depression, and, in severe cases, death.Dryer Sheets

3. Camphor on the US EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Central nervous system stimulant, causes dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles, and convulsions.

4. Chloroform on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Neurotoxic and carcinogenic.

5. Ethyl Acetate on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Narcotic. May cause headaches and narcosis (stupor).

6. Linalool causes central nervous system disorders. Narcotic. In studies of animals, it caused ataxic gait (loss of muscular coordination), reduced spontaneous motor activity, and depression.

7. Pentane causes headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, and loss of consciousness. Repeated inhalation of vapors causes central nervous system depression.

Do dryer sheets damage the dryer?

The use of fabric softener dryer sheets will damage your dryer’s sensors and affect its operating efficiency. And, when efficiency is reduced, your utility bills go higher.
This example of Clothes Dryer Sheet’s effect on the Lint Screen. This screen is 80% clogged increasing the the cost to run a load of clothes also increased by 80%. That’s an addition 68 cents per load for a total cost of $0.89 per load!
Dryer Sheets affect on the Lint Trap
Dryer Sheets affect your Clothes Dryer’s Lint Trap

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