Scented laundry products emit carcinogens

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Dangerous scents abound.

Love the fresh smell of clean laundry? Be careful – you may just be snorting up carcinogens:

Analysis of the captured gases found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven hazardous air pollutants, coming out of the vents. Of those, two chemicals — acetaldehyde and benzene — are classified by theEnvironmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, for which the agency has established no safe exposure level…

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The Story of Cosmetics

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Let me start out by saying there are a lot of good people in the chemicals industry and in the cosmetics industry. But, as Annie Leonard points out in her newest eye-opener The Story of Cosmetics: the “system is broken”. Most people remain unaware just how broken the system is, trusting that the government takes care for their safety. Is Annie Leonard’s newest foray into battle the tipping point for change?
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