After reading this article you may never want to shop the laundry detergent aisle ever again.
Are you poisoning your household with this chore?
It can be overwhelming at times, only if you’re looking out the wrong lens
By: Gina Toth Wife, Mother, and Grammy
The average family does 80 pounds of laundry a week - that’s a lot of laundry.
On average using 4 cups of detergent per week per family. This ends up in our waterways negatively affecting the water life and our air quality. One of the chemicals that is being put into our waterways from laundry detergent is an endocrine disruptor, known as nonylphenol ethoxylate. THIS POISONOUS CHEMICAL HAS BEEN BANNED IN MANY OTHER COUNTRIES BUT NOT IN THE U.S.
Phosphates IN DETERGENT known as “toxic fertilizers” increase algae growth in our waterways and suffocate aquatic life, starving them of oxygen. Remember these very same chemicals are in your clothing if your using detergent and they are affecting you negatively in some manner.
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What is an endocrine disrupter? It’s called a gender bender. Our endocrine system is a complex network of glands and hormones that regulate many of our body’s functions, including growth, development and maturation, as well as the way various organs operate. The endocrine glands - including the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, and testes - release carefully measured amounts of hormones into the bloodstream that act as natural chemical messengers, traveling to different parts of the body in order to control and adjust many life functions.
Nonylphenol ethoxylate, known as a gender bender is a synthetic chemical that when absorbed into the body either mimics or blocks hormones and disrupts the body's normal functions.
Exposure to endocrine disruptors can occur through direct contact with pesticides and other chemicals, like laundry detergents, or through ingestion of contaminated water, food or air. Many plant and animal species show signs of ill health due to exposure to endocrine disruptors. Fish in the Great Lakes which are contaminated with these chemicals have numerous reproductive problems. Scientist have also pointed to the same cause of the declining alligator population in Lake Apopka, Florida. The alligators in this area have diminished reproductive organs that prevent successful reproduction.
Exposing ourselves and our families to these toxic chemicals and polluting our environment needs to come to a halt. I know it all seems so overwhelming at times. You may say toxins are everywhere. That’s true, but in our homes we can choose to make healthier and safer decisions. The knowledge has been given to us. The chemical companies do not take into consideration the repercussions or long term affects these toxic chemicals have on us.
We can begin making wise choices for ourselves and our family one step at a time - don’t be overwhelmed, just take the next step. Personally I am so happy not to ever have to walk down that toxic chemical aisle again or spend money on laundry detergent. I love knowing our clothes are bacteria are chemical free because I use EcoWasher and you can to. We make it easy to switch. Simply take the money your spending on detergent and hot water and spend it on EcoWasher oxygen pure wash. EcoWasher is THE REAL CLEAN, changing the way millions of us do laundry in a smarter, healthier, faster way while doing our part to preserve our environment.