” How to Find an Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent. “
Consumer Reports tested five products and found two that stood out. Plus, other tips on what to look for in a detergent that’s safe for you and the environment.
You want a laundry detergent that gets your clothes clean, of course. But you probably also want one that doesn’t expose you or your family, or the environment, to potentially harmful chemicals.
To help you in that effort, Consumer Reports recently looked for potentially dangerous chemicals in five laundry detergents representing a cross-section of the marketplace. They included three detergents that make label claims related to safety or gentleness: All Stainlifters Free & Clear, Dreft Stage 1: Newborn, and Seventh Generation Free & Clear. We also tested two conventional detergents: Tide Original and Gain Original With Aroma Boost.
The good news: None of the five products we tested had concerning levels of any of the chemicals we looked for. Those included 1,4-dioxane, a suspected carcinogen; the heavy metals arsenic, cadmium, and lead; phthalates, which are chemicals that have been linked to a host of health problems; and phosphorus, an environmental pollutant that can promote the growth of toxic algae in waterways.
READ more at: https://www.consumerreports.org/appliances/laundry-detergents/how-to-find-an-eco-friendly-laundry-detergent-a8349611828/