What ingredients are you using to clean your clothes? If you buy traditional laundry detergent, you may be introducing chemicals to your favorite fabrics. In fact, your laundry detergent may be the most poisonous product in your home!1
What ingredients can be found in typical laundry detergent?
- Nonylphenol polyethoxylate (a surfactant that breaks down into an estrogen mimic)2
- Chlorine Bleach
- Other toxic chemicals
To make matters worse, the University of Washington found that top-selling laundry products contain at least one chemical regulated as toxic by the federal government, but they are not included on the label at all.
And while other governments require products like laundry detergents to list fragrance ingredients on the label, the US FDA does not. As many as 26 synthetic fragrant chemicals can legally be included in your detergent without your knowledge.3 These fragrance chemicals have been known to irritate skin and even exacerbate conditions such as asthma, but you are NOT required to know about their presence.
Similar to beauty products, the harm of these chemicals do not stop when you wash them down the drain. Materials such as phosphates and synthetic chemicals can wash up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans, polluting our water and damaging the aquatic animals. Clearly, store-bought laundry detergent is not the greenest or healthiest choice for your family. So what can you use to keep your family's clothes clean and green?
The Enagic® Solution
As a member of the Enagic® Lifestyle, you have access to healthy waters that can keep your home safely clean! Enagic® Kangen Water® is an excellent choice for keeping your favorite clothes laundered and well-kept. You can make your own laundry detergent with Kangen Water®, and have peace of mind that the clothes your family wears do not contain chemicals that your skin may absorb. Save money on expensive store-bought laundry detergent by using your own Enagic® water ionizing machine to generate healthy water, and choose between two of our favorite Kangen Water® Laundry Detergent Recipes.
For tough and set-in stains, don't reach for more chemicals. With a touch of a button on your Enagic® machine, you can make a powerful stain remover with Strong Kangen Water that really works! Strong Kangen Water is gentle to the environment, but hard on stains. Whether you need help with coffee stains, oil stains, soy sauce, grease, or tough dirt stains, Strong Kangen Water is what you've been looking for - without the unnecessary chemicals and additives.
2Smith-Heavenrich, Sue. "Laundry Detergent, Fracking Chemicals and Cancer" Broader View Weekly, October 2, 2009