Sneaky Things You Touch Every Day That Could be Toxic

Laundry detergent

You may be surprised to know that washing your clothes can actually be ripe with risk, according to family physician and general practitioner Maskfika N. Alam, MD. In addition to being filled with harsh chemicals, “Many detergents contain ‘phenol,’ which can be easily absorbed through your skin and can cause renal and hepatic dysfunction,” she shares. When in doubt, go with an organic brand of laundry detergent, especially if you have allergies, eczema, or sensitive skin.