When was the last time you looked at the ingredients in your dish detergent? Unfortunately, most people don’t. The truth is, most of the dish soap brands can cause cancer, allergies, skin irritation and other health issues. You can pronounce or understand what each one of them is and does.
6 Dish Soap Brands Can Cause Cancer, Allergies and Other Health Problems
Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen and a respiratory irritant that causes chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and nose and throat irritation, according to the ATSDR. Most conventional dish soap brands contain a small amount of formaldehyde .
2. Sulphuric Acid
This chemical is carcinogenic and exposure to sulfuric acid leads to severe eye and respiratory tract irritation, tissue damage, laryngeal cancer, nasal sinus cancer, and pneumonitis. It is used in dishwashing gel, dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent.
Did you know that the word “fragrance” can mean a combination of 3,000 different chemicals (and most of them are extremely toxic). Fragrance has been found to cause allergies, respiratory problems and cancer.
4. Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)
According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, SLS is a “moderate hazard” that has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption. Over 40,000 studies in PubMed science library show information on the toxicity of SLS.
5. Ammonium Sulfate
Ammonium sulfate is known to cause gastrointestinal pain if ingested, and causes damage to the skin. Inhaling the chemical can lead to respiratory irritation, and even respiratory failure.
Conventional Dish Soaps To Avoid
These brands have the most toxic ingredients in them.
– Legacy of Clean