6 Dangerous Dish Soaps That Are Full Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals!

Dish soaps are part if everyone’s kitchen, and are among the most used cleaning solutions. But, many people are unaware that they are loaded harmful chemicals that can ruin your health, which is why you must avoid them at any cost.

There are many dish soaps  high in dangerous fragrances, formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid, and ammonium sulfate.

Here are the 5 dish soaps that you must stay away from  at any cost:

  • Dawn
  • Cucina
  • Ajax
  • Meyers
  • Legacy of Clean
  • Palmolive


Formaldehyde is commonly found in Palmolive, Ajax, Dawn, as well as other common soaps and household cleaners.

According to Environmental Working Group (EWG), this chemical is extremely dangerous, as it leads to skin allergies and irritations, and is cancer causing.

It can also cause respiratory problems, asthma, as well as severe skin burns, eye damage and general systemic organ effects.

Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium sulfate is found in products by Palmolive and Ajax. It is a skin irritant and might cause asthma/respiratory issues and cancer.

Silicate Salts

Silicate salts are found in many soaps, such as Palmolive. These lead to eye and skin irritations if consumed or inhaled. Although they were classified by the FDA  as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)  if used in low amounts, they can still cause allergies, respiratory problems, and organ system toxicity.

Sulfuric Acid

Palmolive and Ajax products also contain sulfuric acids. The EWG confirmed that their uses cause skin irritations, allergies, skin burns, eye damage, and dermatitis. It is also a known carcinogen and an asthmagen. The FDA claims it is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Still, you should avoid it due to its potential harmful effects.


Some of the most commonly used fragrances like pentasodium pentetate, are potentially irritating to the skin and eyes. Although the EWG regards it as of low concern, we strongly advise you to stay away from it whenever possible.

That’s why we recommend choosing healthier alternatives instead.

The following list contains healthier soap products:

  • Better Life
  • Puracy
  • Method
  • Ecover
  • Seventh Generation

However, homemade dish soap is the best solution.

For better effects and optimal health, it would be great if you start making your own, natural dish soap.

The  video below shows the needed instructions:

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