University of Washington has carried out a new study on the safety of laundry products and air fresheners and found that many of these products may be letting out toxic with their fresh smells. This could represent a risk to the health of the public.

The researchers looked at a variety of different laundry products, as well as air fresheners. The list of products included dryer sheets, detergents, plug-in air fresheners, etc.

They found that all of the products tested contained many different chemicals, with all giving off at least one chemical, which was deemed toxic or hazardous.

Fifty-eight volatile organic compounds were found in total, all with a much higher concentration that they should have been. Out of the 58 founds, 7 of them are seen as toxic or hazardous according to federal laws in place.
The study is published in the online journal, Environmental Impact Assessment Review.