Even “natural” laundry can be toxic

The next time you walk down the laundry products aisle in your supermarket, notice the intense smells wafting your way. From the best known “tried and true” that we grew up with to the more recent “all natural” selections,  there’s so much heavy fragrance coming at you, it’s hard to miss.

But there’s more to it than just smell.

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Ban on dishwasher detergents with high phosphates to begin July 1st

 

Beginning July 1st, it will be illegal for retailers to sell high phosphate dishwasher detergent in sixteen states. The new phosphate limit of 0.5 percent phosphorus by weight only applies to non-commercial dishwasher detergents. 

A ban on phosphates had been in the works in a number of states since 2008, to give detergent companies time to develop effective dishwashing alternatives. 

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