Laundry Products, Air Fresheners Found To Have Toxic Chemicals

July 25, 2008

The University of Washington ran a study, finding that several popular laundry products and air fresheners may contain toxic chemicals, posing health risks...Washington (ChattahBox) – The University of Washington ran a study, finding that several popular laundry products and air fresheners may contain toxic chemicals, posing health risks.

Researchers tested a variety of popular products, looking at the chemicals in laundry products, as well as air fresheners.

In the end, they found that these products contained a variety of different chemicals, with all having at least one chemical which was deemed toxic or hazardous.

In total, they found 58 volatile organic compounds, with 7 of them being considered toxic or hazardous according to federal laws.

The study is published in the online journal, Environmental Impact Assessment Review.


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