Hormonal Imbalance : Dryer sheets causes hormonal changes , neurotoxicity, respiratory problems, cancer

By | November 1, 2016

Did you know? Dryer sheets cause hormone imbalance, neurotoxicity, respiratory problems, and even cancer… 

Most commercial dryer sheets are loaded with all sorts of toxic chemicals including Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chloroform and Linalool; none of which are good for your health. 

In addition to all the chemicals that end up on your skin, when heated, the fumes are also toxic.  These toxins go straight to their brain’s most sensitive neurological centers and wreck havoc.

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Here is what people are saying about this issue.




Karin Johnson Bean I bought felted wool dryer balls at my local farmers market 2 yrs ago, they are great! I spent $20 on them but never had to buy dryer sheets again.
Travis Seltenreich They also smell good. Facebook probably causes cancer as well. May want to quit believing everything you see on it.
Sarah Langer The worst part of all is that the dryer vent blows their fragrances out into the neighborhood, so us walkers end up choking on the smell. This is very dangerous for people like me with chemical sensitives (fragrances are like a physical assault on my body and give me immediate pain) and people with asthma.
Jenna Brown OMG everything causes cancer these days! Great way to let everyone live in fear thinking everything they eat, drink, breathe and even wash will potentially kill them. I guess life is one big risk, and we’re all taking it. Lets just live for the moment! jeez!
Kamanga Boustcha I love dryer sheets particularly bounce they smell great and I find them refreshing. I do understand that some people have bad allergies, and I do feel for those people. There are too many things in this world that cause cancer and have possible connections to detrimental health to over think it. There was a study that said cell phones can cause cancer, but I don’t see anyone leaving their phone at home.🤓
Danielle Gibbs Sorry if I’m ignorant as they don’t sell these in Australia (as far as I’m aware). If they’re just to remove the static caused by the dryer, why don’t people just dry clothes on the clothesline instead?
Linda Neighbers Griffith I haven’t used dryer sheets in years. I take an old soft washcloth and soak it in my favorite liquid fabric softener. Then wring it out and toss it in the dryer to dry. I use it with every dryer load except dust rags. It works and lasts a long time. When necessary I just resoak it and dry again. A bottle of softener lasts me a long time.
Jane Elliott They are poison to our system. People reek of the smell as they walk by you or are neer you. People who have allergies or asthma are seriously affected by the suficating smell. I’m one of them and yes they do fill the neighbor hood with a suffocating smell. How disgusting is that!? If your children or someone you know have strange symptoms/ don’t feel well; ask if they use dryer sheets? You’d be surprised.
LeRoy Clement Everything causes cancer if given in tons of over exposure. Im sure they gave 1000 times more the amount of dryer sheets to a mouse and it died and thats when they said, it casuses cancer. No one has died in the last 50 years and been reported by dryer sheets. Get a life!

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Claire Butler Lol @ those suggesting vinegar instead of chemicals. Acetic acid ? You’ll be saying it’s ok to sprinkle it on your chips with sodium chloride next….

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Jill Lillie The only thing I keep some for are to clean off a hot iron when I have accidentally ironed on some wonder under adhesive. And those I have to store in a really secure zip lock bag under the eaves because of the scent they release. I have long been aware of respiratory problems, but was not aware of the other issues.

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Sharon Spriggs A friend uses these dryer sheets and stores them in a cabinet with her storage bags. She brought some treats to work in those bags and they wreaked from and tasted like the dryer sheets. I couldn’t eat them and threw them out. Those things are nasty. I don’t know why anyone uses them.

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Justin Brown OF COURSE dryer sheets cause cancer.. The news was inevitable… Maybe they will come out with some made with Kale.. I mean i need to soften my clothes… and i don’t want cancer!
Jane Elliott Seriously Kgiar. You can smell it in your neighborhood if your next door neighbor is using them. My neighbor and I smell them. I’m a hair stylist and we talk about things and it’s not just me that say this. I smell it on some of my clients. Just saying. No harm saying what we notice. right? 😊
Justine Church Only ever heard of dryer sheets and their alternatives on USA Facebook pages. Either there are some unique dryers in your country or these things aren’t actually necessary, because people in other countries aren’t using them…
Trula Barton I use a wadded up ball of aluminum foil in the dryer, no more static electricity. Works like a charm. When the ball starts to fall apart after a few months of use, I toss it and throw in another.
Linda Anderson Zielinski They also put an invisible film on the lint screen that decreases the efficiency of your dryer, prematurely wearing out the thermostat and can lead to a dryer fire. You need to wash the screen at least once a month with warm soapy water until the water pours through without beading up.

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Sarah Jane Campbell Bowman Whether you believe in or care about any toxicity or not, I don’t understand why anyone uses them, anyway. Waste of money in my opinion. I use absolutely nothing in the dryer and never have any issues with static or anything else. Just straightforward clean and dry. No worries either way. So, I don’t get what all the fuss is about. I guess people get into certain habits, get used to them, and never really thought about or tried anything different.

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Jan Ely They sell non-toxic brands, look in the natural food section in your grocery store. “All” brand has a Free and Clear that works great for the static.
Florence Viray I thought these things get tested ? That they are harmless and safe to use? After so many years of using it you guys come up with your own assessment of these product! I’ll just cut you off, you’re not sensitive to what you are exposing just to gain publicity.

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Jinah Kim I don’t know why Americans just don’t hang out their laundry and let the sun do its thing like we do in Australia… Your carbon footprint must be scary.
Melissa Silvey Knight Trevor chemically sensitive me must of known this thats why i used to not use them until recently… hmmm second thoughts now.

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Heather Jacob My parents found out I was allergic to these as a kid anyway. I used to get rashes when we used them. That was an easy fix.

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Dacia Cruz-Burns I’m still amused by those with the “OMG, everything causes Cancer,” attitude. Basically it says, I’m too lazy to care about the environment or others so I just gave up on life.

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Heather Welch I’ve done clothes with, and without and I prefer with for some of my clothes because of the fabric. 
Plus after I use them I bundle them with wax and lint from the dryer for camping gear. They are great for fire starters.

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Lilly Orchard I stopped using liquid softener as well ,I just put a few drops of lavender essential oil on a microfibre cloth in the dryer …works an smells better then the toxic stuff😉
Penny Herrington They wipe dried on bugs easily off the front of your car. That can’t be good for your cloths that are next to your body.

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Julie Marie Brown There was a news piece in Atlanta today saying that fabric softener sales were down because millennials don’t know how to use it. That actually gives me a little hope!

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Cheryl Capko Bisera Omg I had NO IDEA this was bothersome to some!! Wow! I use unscented everything but never thought twice about that smell while on a walk. It’s important to be aware of how we can make peoples everyday lives miserable (barking dogs, etc) thanks for sharing!

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JR Denman EVERYTHING I buy is unscented/fragrance-free, regardless of what or who it is to be used for, because the fragrance chemicals are very toxic, period. I’ve tried two types of wool balls, and they soften towels, but the ones I bought do not stop static cling. All but one of the plant-based ingredients in Whole Foods Market’s 365 brand unscented dryer sheets gets a good rating from EWG, but there is moderate concern about the possibility of that one ingredient (long, four-word name) causing asthma symptoms. I use one of the sheets whenever I dry any synthetic fabrics, but will now wean myself away from their use. If anyone’s found a brand of wool balls (I buy them rather than making my own) that are successful in eliminating static cling, please let me know what it is. Thanks.

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Angela Wellington I agree with Jenna Brown, I just turned 60…We ate everything from Bologna,hot dog’s…used baby powders,baby cream’s.My mother would use laundry detergent and hang the laundry out on a close line.We drank Kool aid,and soda’s.Im still here and survived all the toxic thing’s I ate.

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Alexandra Rent Everyone talking about dryer sheets….how about people using Downey? I HATE that smell. Everyone out on the streets smelling like fabric softer thinking that smell means clean??? Really? Run your clothes through the wash a few times and I bet you’ll still have that Downey scent on them for a while.

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Wynne Moore Another “Consumers Poisoned by Corporation” Nightmare! They poison us at every opportunity. This is why I mix vinegar in with the detergent and use dryer balls. Problem solved!

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Patty Schell Being frugal, i put dryer sheets in my kitchen trash can bags for odor control. I also use felted wool dryer balls in the dryer. Love them!

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Heather Welch They have non toxic ones that are free and clear. I believe bounty makes them. Also in some health stores you can find organic sheets.
Marlene Zarou Yes my neighbor’s vent blows right out onto my patio I know he can’t help it but now that we know how toxic C’s dryer sheets can be hopefully he will see this post

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Brianna Jade Funny, we’ve been using them for how long with no problems? Pretty sure I’m going to keep using them since they’ve literally caused us no problems for about 20 years now.

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Burgundy Mullen Trying to ditch the toxic brands, but the static is unbearable!! What works for static relief?!
Mike Sandlin don’t think one per lg load is going to kill you food and drink and smokes will though plus what won’t give us cancer
Katie Maple I only use dryer sheets when i dry fleece or other static clingy materials. And what doesnt cause cancer these days?

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Kelly Gilluly Weyd I stopped using the stuff years ago. Total myth that you need anything at all. Your clothes come out just fine without any fabric softener at all.

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Stephanie Kovschak Murray Where are the references on the studies that have been done to back up this theory?

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Stevette Sias Camp Jay Camp this is what I was telling you about and why I bought what we use now:)

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Tenneal Froide Harvey Fran Harvey read this, it goes along with 1 of your Christmas presents 😉

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Tammy Taminator Well, when I die at least my clothes and I will smell fresh and clean.

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Samantha Magina Also repels “water” so they don’t get used at our house as we’ve cloth diapered for 3.5 years.

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Lorna Cairns Use wool dryer balls. You can even google how to make them yourself!

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Sophie Stokes Give me A washing line anyway, never had a tumble dryer…never needed one…
Bernice Rehrer Why is this surfacing now,Someone invented something to replace it with??

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Valerie Burns Fran Bostwick – thinking we should switch to Wool Balls.

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