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Laundry detergent packets shown to pose greater theat to children than any other detergent in recent study

4/29/2016 - Childhood exposure to laundry detergent packets is on the rise, resulting in a string of life-threatening medical problems and even death, according to a new report. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, discovered that, between January 2013 and December 2014, U.S. Poison Control Centers...

Jessica Alba's 'Honest Company' found to be peddling the same toxic laundry detergent chemical used in TIDE... turns out they failed to test their own products!

3/11/2016 - As a food research scientist and author of an upcoming book called Food Forensics, I'm totally floored to discover that Jessica Alba's "Honest Company" failed to conduct scientific testing of the composition of their own manufacturing ingredients. Just WOW. Alba sits atop a corporation valued...

Laundry detergents causing mass poisoning of American children - stop buying toxic chemicals

2/5/2016 - The convenient single-use laundry packets that people toss in their clothes washer are posing serious health risks to young children who tend to mistake the colorful, clear pouches--commonly referred to as "pods" as popularized by the Tides Pods brand--as candy or toys. "Laundry detergent pods are...

Bike Washing Machine cleans your laundry while you pedal to burn calories

5/6/2015 - I'm a believer in the benefits of pedal power, and I've written before about the many devices converted bicycles can be used to power, including washing machines. Although most of the pedal power applications I have previously mentioned involved DIY conversions, a team of designers at China's Dalian...

Ecover to use oil from GMO algae in laundry detergent

6/2/2014 2:43:20 PM - A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio. Ecover, which owns the Method line of consumer products, recently announced that its so-called "natural" laundry detergent...

Common chemical in laundry detergents kills coral reefs

2/5/2014 - A common ingredient in detergents, soaps and sunscreens is devastating coral reefs, in part by damaging their DNA, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (both in Israel), along with researchers from Haereticus Environmental Laboratory...

Your Laundry Detergent may be Hazardous to Your Health

8/27/2010 - Laundry detergent commercials would have us thinking we`re wrapping ourselves in clean mountain air or the fresh scent of wildflowers every time we wear our freshly washed clothes. But in reality we`re wrapping ourselves in a toxic blanket of chemicals. Although these commercial detergents may take...

Unilever stalks its customers with GPS trackers secretly placed in laundry detergent boxes (opinion)

8/2/2010 - The household cleaning product giant Unilever has secretly placed GPS tracker transmitters in laundry detergent boxes to track consumers to their homes. With an array of electronic sensors, team of Unilever agents can now pinpoint the exact location of the GPS trackers and walk right up to your front...

The best, and worst, laundry detergents with 1,4-dioxane contamination

5/22/2010 - One of the major issues being tackled by consumer watchdog groups this year is the presence of 1,4-dioxane, a synthetic petrochemical carcinogen, in consumer products. Since hair care products, cleaning formulas and laundry detergents are all susceptible to containing this toxic chemical byproduct,...

Health Ranger's Health-Enhancing Travel Journal: Veggie Magic Cafe and Hotel Laundry Fragrance Madness

7/29/2008 - This article continues the travel journal I started yesterday in the article entitled Twelve Natural Health Tips for Smart Travel ( Today I woke up in Sarasota, Florida and searched the web for a raw foods restaurant. Wouldn't you know it, Veggie Magic Cafe...

Half a million loads of laundry will now be chemical free thanks to availability of eco-friendly "soap nuts" laundry detergent

10/1/2007 - American consumers are increasingly aware that plastics contain bisphenol-A, air fresheners contain phthalates, and antibacterial soaps contain a chemical called Triclosan, but few people realize that laundry detergent products often contain synthetic chemicals that pose a hazard to human health as...

Natural soap berry laundry detergent co-op buying opportunity announced at

7/31/2007 - This is a rare opportunity to take part in a cooperative product acquisition effort organized by and designed to help consumers eliminate the toxic chemicals found in manufactured laundry detergent products. A few months ago, we announced a product called Maggie's Soap Nuts -- a natural...

Revolutionary laundry soap product grows on trees, replaces laundry detergent with eco-friendly solution

5/30/2007 - I've discovered an amazing new product that replaces commercial laundry detergents with a natural soap that literally grows on trees! This is a very big deal because the laundry room is one of the most toxic rooms in the home of a typical consumer. Commercial laundry detergents, fabric softeners and...

Revolutionary Product Eliminates Need for Laundry Detergent (press release)

7/6/2006 - Karen Weir, Owner of Weir#1 Enterprises, independent distributors of Technologies for Healthful Living, announced today the release of an exciting new product that allows the consumer to do laundry without detergent, bleach, stain removers, or fabric softener. The proprietary technology is Space Certified...

Highly toxic chemicals are found in laundry detergents, dryer sheets, deodorants, perfumes, soaps and other household products

5/17/2004 11:45:28 AM - As part of National Poison Prevention Week, health officials are warning parents to keep their children away from household poisons. That's good advice, of course, but sadly very little attention is paid to slow-acting poisons and toxic chemicals found in personal care products that slowly (but...

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