Is Your Clothes Dryer A Health Hazard?
That fluffy lint stuff you clean out of your clothes dryer’s filter, comes complete with the residues of fabric dyes, pesticides, fungicides, fire retardant chemicals, detergents, bleaches and artificially fragranced, fabric softeners. So the answer to Is Your Clothes Dryer A Health Hazard? comes down to what you put in it to dry.
Therefore, that lovely freshly laundered smell coming out of your clothes dryer vents, is actually a complex mix of warmed up, Volatile Organic Compounds. See this study on Chemical Emissions From Home Dryers
Not only are we choosing to sleep between and wear toxic impregnated fabrics, but we are also inhaling them.
To learn more about the exposure to chemicals through fabrics and how to avoid them, read this very informative article What’s In Your Clothes Dryer by Tarsha Burn.
Tarsha Burn is a wonderful woman, she is an humanitarian and a crusader for fair-trade, environmentally friendly, certified organic cotton. She is also the talented designer and creator of Organic Bed Threads.
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