Research Compiled By: Nathan J Scheer
Owner of Health & Economics of America
This information may come to you as a shock for you wouldn't really think it would have a impact but whatever you put on your skin you absorb into your body no matter what it is.
Even if it goes through a process where you think it would rinse it away it doesn't fully go away. So I want you check out these notes.
A few things about Laundry Soap and cleaner companies is that they do not have to disclose their ingredients, they have the choice to but it is not required by law.
They also change periodically Due to reformulation or simply the use of alternative ingredients to reduce cost
Ingredients in Laundry Soap
Surfactants are used in Laundry Soap to really make water wetter in fabrics.
Hydrocarbon and Sulfuric Acid are used to make these Surfactants, they are used to take positive charge, No charge or Negative charge in the water to help remove stains and soak the fabrics better.
But Surfactants slowly degrade and are of low to moderate toxicity. It also helps the absorption of other ingredients into the water so keep this in mind.
Anionic (Negative Charge)
Noionic (No Charge)
Cationic (Positive Charge)
Amoptheric (Either Positive or Negative Charge)
All leading brands of Laundry Soap cator to these ingredients:
Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates:
(ABS) Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates
(LAS) Linear Alkyl Sodium Sulfonate
These are Synthetic Surfactants (ID: "Anionic Surfactants")
In the Alkyl Sulfonates Benzene is a known Carcinogen that effects reproduction (Linear Alkyl Benzene Surfactants are most common)
It slowly biodegrades and is of Low to Moderate Toxicity
Alkyl Benzene and Alkyl Sodium are also known to cause Asthma attacks.
Alkyl Phenoxy Polyethoxy Ethanols (APPE):
(also known as nonyl phenoxy ethoxylate or Nonyl Phenol)
APPE is a Synthetic Surfactant and is slow to biodegrade
APPE has been implicated in chronic health problems, a research done in England has found that it activates estrogen receptors in cells which alters the activity of certain genes.
For Example in Experiments:
It stimulates breast cancer cells & feminizes male fish, a member of this family of chemicals is a common spermicide, this chemical also causes reproductive harm (carcinogenic)
APPE has tested Positive for Asthma Re-Action
Are made from petroleum. Many do not degrade & have toxic effects on both fish & mammals. They cause allergies of the skin and eyes
Artifical Fragrances have been tested positive for Asthma Re-Action
(also diethanolamine, triethanolamine & monoethanolamine)
Diethanolamines is a synthetic family of surfactants - it is used to neutralize acids
-To make them non-irritating in products-
(Slow to biodegrade)
They re-act with natural nitrogen oxides & sodium nitrite pollutant in the atmosphere to form, Nitrosamines.
A Very Potent Carcinogen
Diethanolamines has test positive for Asthma Re-Action
Synthetic chemicals that applied to clothing converts UV Light wavelengths to visible light thus making it look "Whiter" when it really is not
It is toxic to fish and creates bacterial mutations causes allergic re-actions when in contact with skin and exposed to sun light.
Most optical brighteners are given trade names which consumers are unlikely to see on a label-
Optical Brighterners are huge producers in Asthma Re-Action
Dial (The Soap Company) uses Napthas FYI
Napthas is a broad category encompassing almost every type of chemical obtained directly from the petroleum refining process.
Any ingredient as:
Should be suspect as it is:
Second likely to cause one or more detrimental health or environmental effects
Naptha is a known Asthma Re-Actor
Similar chemical structure to certain plastics and Acrylic compounds.
(Synthetic Phosphate Substitutes)
This is a new introduced chemical in cleaners until further study analysis are conducted, use of this ingredient is not recommend
-Not Biodegradable & Petroleum Based-
Very Possible Carcinogenic and a Asthma Re-Actor
Polyethylene Glycol (ALSO CALLED PEG):
Type of Anti-redeposition agent
Peg is a polymer made from ethylene oxide and is similar to some non-ionic detergents
Peg is slow to biodegrade and is synthetic
Ethylene Oxide is used clinically to induce asthma attacks
An alkyl ammonium chloride used as a surfactant disinfectant & deodorant that releases Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde is a Extra potent Toxin
Quaternium 15 has tested positive for Asthma Re-Action. It is also in cosmetics!
Is a synthetic that, when reacted with sulfuric acid, creates surfactant like I described earlier.
(Hydrocarbon & Sulfuric Acid)
Known Asthma Reactor
This is a huge part of the problem with asthma, this is another step that I found to be just as important as the diet you hold, such chemicals are used in your everyday life without you knowing it.
Get some natural biodegradable laundry soap from a natural grocery store, its not cheap but again how bad do you want change? Be sure that you check your ingredients of what you buy if it says PEG or Blue 1, Yellow 5 don't use it don't use it if it says Artificial Fragrances (or any other one that I mentioned).
Keep your-self aware of what you use and put on your skin or surround yourself with!
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