The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that 1/3 of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic.
But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing “fragrance”. That is why tangie only uses quality Essential Oils for scent.
How toxic is your laundry detergent?
Fragrances added to many cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as:
- respiratory irritation
- watery eyes
Chemicals we CHOOSE not to use and why…
The average family does about 80 pounds of laundry per week or 35 billion loads of laundry per year! In the United States alone there are 17.5 billion cups of laundry detergent being poured every year.
Do you know if the detergent you’re using contains potent cancer-causing chemicals?
Many times, a look at the bottle reveals no ingredient list at all! Unfortunately, manufacturers do not have to list their ingredients on the label and many choose not to. Sure you can go online and research their MSDS sheet (Material Safety Data Sheet), but they certainly don’t make that easy!
At Tangie, we don’t believe in using potential cancer-causing ingredients.
We refuse to use the ingredients listed below for the following reasons:
SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES are exempt from labeling requirements and regarded as “trade secrets”. There is no way to determine what the individual ingredients are, and may include phthalates. These have been linked with aggravation of asthma, headaches, allergic reactions and possible long term central nervous system disorders.
PARABENS Found in many cosmetics as a preservative. Suspected link between parabens and breast cancer. Be sure to avoid deodorant containing parabens since it’s applied close to the breast area, every day for many, many years.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS)/SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)
There are nearly 16,000 studies in the PubMed science library about the toxicity of this chemical that can be found on the SLS page on Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website. It is present in nearly all shampoos, scalp treatments, hair color and bleaching agents, toothpastes, body washes and cleansers, make-up foundations, liquid hand soaps, and laundry detergents. Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is anything but natural.
Any discussion of SLS/SLES must include a discussion of 1,4 dioxane because the manufacturing process of SLS/SLES results in its being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane—a known carcinogen. (NOT to be confused with Dioxin)
Primarily used as a solvent and an aid to absorption through the skin. The main concerns are that this material may be a primary skin irritant and there are possible links to liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Primarily added to cosmetics as an anti bacterial agent. It belongs to a class of chemicals known as chlorophenols, and is suspected of causing cancer in humans.
Sometimes used in deodorants for its ability to absorb moisture and provide a “smooth” feel under the arms. Because of the particle size, it may “block” the underarm pores producing the effect of an anti perspirant. Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims.http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm
Phosphorous is like a fertilizer in our water system. As it Increases algae and aquatic weed growth, the oxygen needed for healthy fish and aquatic life is depleted.
NOT ONLY ARE THESE CHEMICALS POTENTIALLY DAMAGING TO YOUR HEALTH, BUT THEY ARE ALSO CONTAMINATING WATERWAYS AND HARMING THE ENVIRONMENT.