As we advance culturally, we become more aware about health and environment issues. As one say “wealth is health” and it rings true that being healthy is second to none. Our body absorbs everything from around us- from the air we breathe, from lotions we apply on our skin or food that we eat.
How well do we know what is inside our regularly used household supplies?
The most common ingredient in most detergent, fabric softeners, household cleaners and cosmetic products are Dioxane, Sulfate, Surfactants, Petro-Chemicals, Alcohol and Dyes. That’s a lot of toxic chemical we’re rubbing on our skin and inhaling!
According to studies, a full 1/3 of all scented detergents contain at least 1 chemical flagged by the EPA as potentially causing cancer.
How does this affect you?
If you were to sweat a bit, the moisture soaks into your clothing and being re-absorb into your skin easier. Your armpits and groin areas sweat the most and its where it absorbs 100% what is applied topically.
Even tap water cannot be filtered out everything completely, and in many cases, there are traces of pharmaceutical drugs including birth control drugs in tap water. These can harm your hormonal and immune system.
So before you head out to the grocery store to grab detergent, flip over to check the ingredient list- it may harm more than you realize.