Cancer From Chemicals? These Household Products Are Known Carcinogens

3. Dryer sheets

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Thanks to the olfactory magic of fabric-softener sheets, warm laundry has become as comforting as ever. They’re a simple product made to soften fabric fibers and give your clothes that irresistible scent. However, the fragrances could pose health risks, as toxins can permeate those sheets and transfer from your clothes to your skin.

In a larger study conducted by the same team we mentioned before, 25 scented household products were tested for hazardous chemicals. Nearly half of all the products tested generated at least one carcinogenic air pollutant, and various brands of dryer sheets were tested in this study.

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