These Brands We Love Might Be Disappearing

Fabric Softeners Are Hard On Our Insides

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As cancer continues to be one of the most heartbreaking modern epidemics, it has caused the public to turn a skeptical eye at the products in their homes. Unfortunately for fabric softener brands, they no longer pass the safety test. According to Ackerman Cancer Center, fabric softener coats clothes with many harmful chemicals that have been linked to asthma, pancreatic cancer, and respiratory and nervous system damage.

Sales of fabric softeners have dropped 15% in the past decade, suggesting that buyers would rather not risk the adverse health effects. Instead, consumers are opting for safer and cheaper alternatives, like white distilled vinegar.