Drying the Linen at Home Harms Your Health


The frosty fragrance of freshness is not for nothing considered the standard for clean linen. There are many arguments in favor of drying the things outside after washing. And now, one more fact has become acknowledged – it can save you health!

Drying clothes

The U.S. scientists conducted a large study, involving the experts on environmental pollution from the University of Washington in Seattle. They investigated the evaporation that occurs in the areas where things are dried after washing. As a result, the atmosphere was proved to contain a number of chemicals which are very dangerous to our health and may even lead to cancer. Among the detected chemicals one can mention more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven hazardous air pollutants. And the two of them, acetaldehyde and benzene, were even recognized as carcinogens in the USA.

Many studies also prove that people, who often appear to be in the areas where clothes are dried after washing with washing powder and conditioner, have headaches and problems with health.

So, the best way out is to dry the linen outdoors or even better than that – in special dryers.

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