Known the world over, Tide laundry detergent is the very model of the perfect commercial cleaner. The reasons to avoid it are numerous. One glaringly large reason to avoid it may save your life. You see, Tide has 1,4 Dioxane. Remember that one? Cancer causing ingredients. The EPA (environment protection agency) considers this solvent a human carcinogen (for those not in the know, this means it causes cancer).


This is taken directly from their website:


“1,4-Dioxane is used as a solvent. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure to high levels of 1,4-dioxane has caused vertigo, drowsiness, headache, anorexia and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs in humans. It may also irritate the skin. Damage to the liver and kidneys has been observed in rats chronically (long-term) exposed in their drinking water. In three epidemiologic studies on workers exposed to 1,4-dioxane, the observed number of cancer cases did not differ from the expected cancer deaths. Tumors have been observed in orally exposed animals. EPA has classified 1,4-dioxane as a Group B2, probable human carcinogen.”