As a mom, you already do so much to protect your family- buckling seatbelts, cooking healthy meals and requiring bike helmets. But did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners?
According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.
When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.
So how can you avoid these optical brighteners? Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they´re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment. We invite you to take part in this Spark and conduct your own experiment to see the difference between your current laundry detergent and Seventh Generation laundry detergent.
When washed in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners, clothes appear to glow under a black light. When you use Seventh Generation liquid laundry products, you won´t see the same glow on your clothing.
Take a look at our experiment in the photo below. We took two identical organic cotton shirts and washed one in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners and the other in Seventh Generation laundry detergent which does not use optical brighteners; we think you´ll see similar results!
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I washed a load of my whites with Seventh GenerationTM laundry soap and compared it with the t-shirt that was provided to me for this review but I could not get a good photo shot with my camera. I posted their photo test results above along with information from Seventh GenerationTM provided by MyBlogSpark about their laundry products. I have learned a lot from visiting the Seventh GenerationTM website. I would like to encourage you to drop by their site and see what they have to offer.
One of our readers will win Seventh Generation laundry products. Leave a comment sharing how you have or plan to adjust your laundry practices to protect your family and the environment and/or you can tell us your favorite tip for keeping your family healthy at home. Please leave your name and email with the main comment. Thank you.
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This contest was made possible by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. This contest will run from November 01, 2010 to November 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be contacted by email and has 48 hours to reply with information that will be shared with our sponsor. The sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize to our winner. This contest is open to the US and adults ages 18 and over. Thank you.
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Disclaimer: The information above was provided by Seventh Generation throught MyBlogSpark and a free Seventh Generation Generation Optical Brightener Discovery Kit with laundry products. Thank you.