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Scented Laundry Products Release Carcinogens

Scented Laundry Products Release CarcinogensNews from Citizens Report: August 28, 2011 | Consumer Goods,Health & Medicine,Recent Studies Scented laundry products and dryer sheets could contain carcinogens, according to a small University of Washington study published in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. The study suggests that the scented items might waft through vents and [...]

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Dryer vents pump out toxic air

Dryer vents pump out toxic airNews from Futurity: Research News: Analysis of gases captured from dryer vents found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven hazardous air pollutants. Of those, two chemicals—acetaldehyde and benzene—are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, for which the agency has established no safe exposure level. “These products [...]

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Scented laundry products found to emit harmful chemicals from dryers

Scented laundry products found to emit harmful chemicals from dryersNews from Gizmag: Recent research from the University of Washington (UW) has revealed that freshly-scented laundry comes with an unexpected price. In the first study to examine dryer vent exhaust, fragrance components in some of the best-selling liquid clothing detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets were [...]

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Study: Scented laundry products emit carcinogens

Study: Scented laundry products emit carcinogensNews from Summit County Citizens Voice: If you use scented laundry products, your dryer may be a source of carcinogenic compounds. SUMMIT COUNTY — Unregulated chemicals in laundry products emit more than 20 volatile organic compounds when they’re used in household dryers. The compounds include seven hazardous air pollutants and [...]

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End of Summer Gardening Tips

End of Summer Gardening TipsNews from Patch.com: Summer will be with us until Daylight Savings Time forces us to mend our ways. Until then, the heat of day works to slow us down. Here are a few house and garden ideas for capitalizing on keeping it slow, easy and mindful while the days are long. [...]

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Fire leaves large family homeless

Fire leaves large family homelessNews from KGET 17:This is all that’s left of the house on Bank Street that Valeriano Villanueva and his kids called home. A charred kitchen, a singed ceiling and worldly possessions damaged by smoke and water. Villanueva was fixing lunches, and helping the kids get ready for school while drying the last [...]

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Research Uncovers Dirty Laundry Habits on US College Campuses

Research Uncovers Dirty Laundry Habits on US College CampusesNews from RedOrbit: As millions of young people start their college fall semester, a new survey from sleep tips website SleepBetter.org spotlights student laundry habits that should sound alarm bells for moms. Meanwhile, lab research reveals student bedding is host to a microscopic zoo. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) [...]

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Could Scented Laundry Products Be Making You Sick?

Could Scented Laundry Products Be Making You Sick?News from EmpowHer: Picking out laundry detergent is more than just brand selection. Many top-selling brands also offer choices of scent. But those fragrances that make your laundry smell fresh and clean may also be pumping dangerous chemicals into the air through your drier vent. A recent study [...]

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Is Your Dryer Polluting As Much As A Car?

Is Your Dryer Polluting As Much As A Car?News from EmpowHer: Fresh smelling clothes may be the hallmark of cleanliness, but did you know that fresh scent is also classified as air pollution? University of Washington professor Anne Steinemann’s research shows air vented from machines using the top selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented [...]

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Scented laundry products release carcinogens

Scented laundry products release carcinogensNews from CBS News: (CBS) Scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets make laundry smell great – but do they cause cancer? A small study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk. “This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are [...]

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