Monday, November 1, 2010
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.
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.
Here is a vlog of my Laundry Experiment Results:
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Disclosure: I received a Seventh Generation Laundry Product Prize Pack from Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. I also received a black light and 2 t-shirts to conduct the experiment pictured above. The opinion in this post and the experiment results are my own and were not influenced in any way. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.