Dryer Sheets Cause Hormone Imbalance, Neurotoxicity, Respiratory Problems and Even Cancer


Dryer sheets seem harmless and make your clothes soft and luscious but here is the dirty truth you're not aware of. 


Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good for your health are actually key ingredients in most dryer sheets. The fumes from the dryer sheets are also toxic and after you put on your clothing chemicals absorb into your skin and can wreak havoc. 

Using dryer sheet means you are putting artificial chemical perfumes into your clothes. These fragrances can be extremely toxic and are known carcinogens.




In a recent study performed by UW professor Dr. Anne Steinemann, a research team conducted a small study to understand the effects of fragrances in laundry products (both detergent and dryer sheets). The results discovered more than 25 VOCs emitted from dryer vents, with highest concentrations of acetaldehyde, acetone, and ethanol (two of which are considered carcinogenic). 

To put it into context, one of the carcinogenic VOCs, acetaldehyde, had emissions that would represent 3% of total acetaldehyde emissions from automobiles in the study area. This is a major omission of toxic chemicals.


Artificial Fragrances are bad for you. 

1. Alpha-Terpineol–This chemical has been linked to disorders of the brain and nervous system, loss of muscle control, depression, and headaches

2. Benzyl acetate–Benzyl acetate has been linked to cancer of the pancreas

3. Benzyl alcohol–This upper respiratory tract irritant can cause central nervous system (CNS) disorders, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and dramatic drops in blood pressure.

4. Chloroform–Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic. Really toxic to your brain. Inhaling its vapors may cause loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness.

5. Ethanol– Another fabric softener ingredient which is on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and linked to CNS disorders.

6. Ethyl Acetate–causes headaches and is on the EPA Hazardous Waste list

7. Linalool–in studies, this chemical caused loss of muscle coordination, nervous system and brain disorders, and depression

8. Pentane–causes headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, and depression






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