Is Fabric Softener Necessary? – MCS Gal/ & more

Is Fabric Softener Necessary? – MCS Gal

THIS IS A REBLOG FROM OUR MCS SISTER —-

http://sensitivetochemicals.com/fabric-softener-necessary/

AND HERE IS LINKS TO WHAT I HAVE BLOGGED BEFORE ABOUT FABRIC SOFTENERS!!!!!

https://sondasmcschatter.wordpress.com/?s=FABRIC+SOFTENERS

TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENERS & FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS– ONE MORE TIME——

TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENERS & FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS– ONE MORE TIME——
WHAT DO WE USE— INSTEAD OF TOXIC KILLING CRAP??????????  WE USE VINEGAR IN THE FABRIC SOFTENER DISPENSER & WE USE TIN FOIL ROLLED UP IN A BALL– IF WE NEED SOMETHING FOR STATIC CLING IN THE DRYER– BUT USUALLY THE VINEGAR DOES THE TRICK– & WE DON’T NEED ANYTHING ELSE!!! ALSO LINE DRYING DOES THE TRICK ALSO—
Fabric softener ads often portray an image of comfort, freshness and sweetness. Yet most fabric softeners contain a grim list of known toxins which can enter your body through the skin and by inhalation, causing a wide range of health problems, particularly for young children the elderly & those who suffer from MCS.
Some of the harmful ingredients commonly found in liquid or sheet fabric softeners include:
• Chloroform: This substance was used as an anesthesia in the 1800s up through the early 1900s when its potential for causing fatal cardiac arrhythmia was discovered. A carcinogenic neurotoxin, it is on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. Inhaling its vapors may cause loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness. It may aggravate disorders of the heart, kidneys or liver. Its effects worsen when subjected to heat.
• A-Terpineol: Causes Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders, meaning problems relating to the brain and spine such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADD, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, strokes, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Early symptoms of CNS problems include aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine. A-Terpineol also irritates the mucous membranes and, if aspirated into the lungs, can cause respiratory depression, pneumonia or fatal edema.
• Benzyl Alcohol: This upper respiratory tract irritant can cause central nervous system (CNS) disorders, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and dramatic drops in blood pressure.
• Benzyl Acetate: This substances has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Its vapors can be irritating to eyes and respiratory passages and it can also be absorbed through the skin.
• Ethanol: Another fabric softener ingredient which is on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and linked to CNS disorders.
• Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.
• Ethyl Acetate: This substance, which is on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list, can be irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. It may also cause severe headaches and loss of consciousness, as well as damage to the liver and kidneys.
• Camphor: Another substance on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list. It is easily absorbed through body tissue, causing irritation of eyes, nose and throat. Camphor can also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions.
• Linalool: A narcotic known to cause respiratory problems and CNS disorders. In animal testing, exposure to linalool has resulted in death.
• Phthalates: Used in scented products to help the scent last longer, phthlates have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive system problems.
• Limonene: This known carcinogen can cause irritation to eyes and skin.
• Also, if you follow a vegan lifestyle, you should be aware that many fabric softener sheets are made using tallow, a form of animal fat.
Manufacturers are aware that the products contain toxic chemicals. The packaging on many brands include a warning that the product should not be used on children’s sleepwear. Since some of the same brands also have large images of children and toys, however, consumers may miss the small print message.

Breathing and wearing poison

If you use fabric softener, these toxic chemicals coat your towels, sheets and clothing so that you absorb toxins through your skin, the largest organ of the body. When you wear chemically “softened” clothes, you inhale these chemicals with every breath. Even if you do not use fabric softener, you can ingest these chemicals through dryer exhaust sending them into the air or simply by working with someone whose clothes have been chemically treated in this way. Fabric softeners are designed to remain in fabric for a long period of time, slowly releasing into the air.
Fabric softeners were invented to hide the unpleasant smells of synthetic fabrics, whose odors tend to become stronger when heated, whether on a sweating, active body or in the dryer. The chemicals in fabric softeners include those meant to eliminate static cling, as well as perfumes to disguise both the other chemicals and the odor of synthetic fabrics.

 

THANKS TO OUR MCS SISTER STEPHANIE— FOR SHARING THE IN FORMATION ONE MORE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LATER GATORS!!!!!!!!!!

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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4 Responses to Is Fabric Softener Necessary? – MCS Gal/ & more

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you included your info because people do need to understand. Keep shouting from your soapbox 🙂

    • THANKS STEPHANIE— THANKS FOR SHARING——- IF I COULD JUST BE THE GRACEFUL– SWEET– KIND PERSON YOU ARE & HOW YOU SHARE YOUR INFORMATION— BUT I HAVE TO GET UP ON MY SOAP BOX!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Colleen says:

    THANKS SONDA FOR ALL THE INFO. I STOPPED USING IT YEARS AGO SINCE I THOUGHT IT A WASTE OF MONEY. AND NOW WITH MCS I NEED A MASK TO WALK AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD ON LAUNDRY DAY DUE TO THE TOXIC FUMES FROM FABRIC SOFTENERS BEING SPEWED OUT OF DRYER VENTS.

    • OH– COLLEEN— I KNOW — I KNOW—- OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS TERRIBLE— GARY WILL WALK OUT SIDE & SAY YOU DON’T WANT TO EVEN TRY TO GO OUTSIDE — FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS— WE CAN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT USING OUR PATIO & BACK DECK SOME DAYS– BECAUSE OF THE TOXIC SCENTS!!!!!!

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