Reasons to Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets

The Lint King’s Reasons to Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets

Dryer Sheets and the 7 Toxic Reasons To Ditch Them!

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

What Are Dryer Sheets Made Of?

Dryer sheets are relatively simple products.  In general, they are made of a polyester sheet that’s covered in a fabric softener chemical cocktail.
And, yes, fragrance chemicals are also used in dryer sheets and can significant, representing up to 10 percent of the contents of the product.

Exposure to these chemicals 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 is 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 Clothes Dyer Sheets Damage A Dryer?

The use of fabric softener dryer sheets will damage your dryer’s sensors and affect its operating efficiency. And, when productivity is reduced, your utility bills go higher.
This example of Clothes Dryer Sheet’s effect on the Lint Screen. This screen is 80% clogged. This increases the cost to run a load of clothes by 80%. That’s an addition $0.68 for a total of $0.89 for one load of clothes!
Dryer Sheets affect on the Lint Trap
Dryer Sheets affect your Clothes Dryer’s Lint Trap

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