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Dryer Sheets May Cause problem with your Health, Especially Nervous Systems and Neurological Diseases

August 14, 2016

166d662c-70f0-4237-8b7e-4f39cd487a7cLaundry and the dryer are part of everyone’s home life, and one of the products most used for this purpose is the dryer sheet. This common household product is laced with toxic fragrances, and the results are wreaking havoc on people’s nervous systems, leading, in several cases, to neurological diseases like dementia. Although it’s impossible to completely get rid of all the toxins in your environment, it is possible to lessen your exposure to them.

Some people have the time, space and live in the correct climate for drying clothes on a washing line, but most of us have to make use of a dryer. Many people pop in dryer sheets without concern, because they make laundry soft, fragrant and static free. Few people suspect what this product really contains.

To get your clothes fluffy and smelling of aromatic fragrances, certain chemicals are added to the sheets. These fragrances are known carcinogens and may cause liver damage. These chemicals can easily be transferred to your skin and absorbed. When they get into your bloodstream, they interfere with your nervous system, leading scientists to link these toxins with neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. With repeated exposure, you become desensitized to their potency, but your body is not immune.

How come this isn’t more regulated?

Regulation here is less stringent than with food. New research suggests wearing fragrances is quite similar to eating them. The FDA and other regulation agencies don’t consider cosmetics as much of a health risk because they don’t assume products applied to the skin are necessarily getting into the bloodstream. Consequently, manufacturers vaguely list their ingredients. This assumption is undermined by the success of the nicotine patch, which is applied directly to the skin, and which has been approved as a treatment for nicotine addiction.

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What’s in my dryer sheets and how does this affect my body?

•    Alpha Terpineol can cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, headaches and central nervous system depression.
•    Benzyl alcohol can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, upper respiratory tract problems, central nervous system depression, and in some severe cases, death.
•    Camphor causes dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles, convulsions and is a central nervous system stimulant.
•    Ethyl acetate may cause headaches and narcosis (stupor).

•    Alpha Terpineol can cause central nervous system disorders, loss of muscular coordination, headaches and central nervous system depression.
•    Benzyl alcohol can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, upper respiratory tract problems, central nervous system depression, and in some severe cases, death.
•    Camphor causes dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles, convulsions and is a central nervous system stimulant.
•    Ethyl acetate may cause headaches and narcosis (stupor).

 

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