According to a recent study conducted at the University of Washington, a number of scented household products contain chemicals that are, by law, considered toxic or hazardous. These products include laundry and dish detergents, fabric softeners, shampoos, air fresheners, deodorants, disinfectants and sprays. Currently, manufacturers of these products are not obligated to list ingredients on their products. However, legislation to require them to do so is under consideration in the U.S. Senate. A lead researcher in the University of Washington study said that green products’ emissions of toxic chemicals did not differ substantially from other products. Many products scented with citrus and pine tested positive for hazardous chemicals such as ethanol and acetone. To read what’s in the products found in your home or office, and to learn about the potential health effects of these unlabelled toxins, click here: Household Products.