Household dryers polluting the air

Household dryers are likely to emit hazardous chemicals including carcinogens.

Hazardous materials were found in air-vented machines using the scented liquid laundry detergent.

“These products can affect not only personal health, but also public and environmental health. The chemicals can go into the air, down the drain, and into water bodies,” said Anne Steinemann, lead author.

The study built on previous work that looked at what chemicals are released by laundry products, air fresheners, cleaners, lotions, and other fragranced consumer products.

More than 25 volatile organic compounds were found.

Read more at University of Washington