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Dryer sheets don’t soften clothes, they coat them with chemicals

Do you use dryer sheets because you like how they make your clothes softer? It really is time to stop using them. Dryer sheets and fabric softeners don’t soften fabric, they coat fabric with a chemical called quaternary ammonium compounds. QACS has been shown to cause or worsen asthma and irritate sensitive skin. It’s also been linked to cancer and reproductive issues. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets prevent fabrics from functioning the way they’re designed. Activewear becomes less breathable and towels become less absorbent. If it’s soft you’re after, use wool dryer balls instead. You can even add essential oil to them to add fragrance.

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