Every day we face the same home chore duty, washing dishes. Some of you have automatic dishwashing machines, but the others must practice the old fashioned routine of washing dishes using sponge, dishwashing soaps or some special detergents, and water. However, regardless their usefulness and effectiveness when washing dishes, these soaps and detergents provide a number of threats affecting your health.
For example, the label of Palmolive is more threatening than one could think of.
Colgate’s product, Palmolive, last years achieved $16 billion sales throughout the world. Dawn is the most popular product of Palmolive range of products for dishwashing, but however, on a global level, Palmolive is on the 5th position.
Read below to get familiar with the threats caused by Palmolive products:
- Silicate salts
Silicate salts are found in the Eco dish wash line of Palmolive and it is added in order to control the pH. Silicate salts can be the reason for some breathing issues and they can hurt the lungs. Moreover, in case of a direct skin contact, there might be itchiness, rushes, and you can even damage your eyes.
Formaldehyde is proven to be a great causer of cancer; it damages the lungs and the other organs in the body. Even small quantities (approved by the FDA) of formaldehyde make you and your family vulnerable and potentially it can be the reason if you suffer from cancer in future. Luckily, Palmolive stated in an announcement that they are about ot remove these substance from their products no later than until the end of 2017.
- Sulfuric acid
Skin rashes, irritation, some allergies and breathing issues can be caused by sulfuric acid if used in large quantities.
This is true for Petasodium pentetate. It can cause some skin damages and it can be harmful for your skin. However, further testing must be done to additionally prove this because there is not yet available actual evidence of the negative influences.
- Ammonium sulfate
Skin and eyes can suffer most if in contact with ammonium sulfate. It can lead to severe health issues related to vision and skin problems. By laboratory testing on rabbits, it has been concluded that you may experience cardiac arrest and irregular breathing if you inhale ammonium sulfate. Moreover, the DNA can be impaired, even though the odds are slim.
Alternative Dish Wash Soap Brands
5 to Use
- Seventh Generation
- Better Life
5 to Avoid
- Legacy of Clean
Advice: to avoid side effects of the use of certain dish wash soaps and detergents, before use always read the label! Once you notice any chemicals used in some product, that is a sign that you should not buy it and use it. Nothing is more worth than your health!
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