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Fresh Start Super Concentrated Powdered Laundry Detergent, Original


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CATEGORY

Laundry Detergent, General Purpose

BRAND

Fresh Start

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 10, 2012

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

Health Concerns

  • MODERATE
    Asthma / Respiratory
  • SOME
    Skin Allergies & Irritation
  • No Data
    Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Environment

Ingredient scores

Ingredient Disclosure: poor

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

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CLEANING AGENT
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
F
SULFURIC ACID
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CONCERNS High Concern: cancer; Moderate Concern: respiratory effects; Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage
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D
FABRIC BRIGHTENERS
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
D
FRAGRANCE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation;
Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
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PHOSPHATES
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
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ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12-15)
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CONCERNS Moderate Concern: acute aquatic toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity; Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision

Concerns from [ETHYLENE OXIDE]: Some Concern: cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, damage to DNA, respiratory effects, general systemic/organ effects, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision

Concerns from [1,4-DIOXANE]: Some Concern: cancer, digestive system effects, respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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C
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATE, SODIUM SALT (C10-13)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, acute aquatic toxicity
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B
SODIUM SILICATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision
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A
SODIUM CARBONATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: damage to vision
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WATER SOFTENERS
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company

Ingredients from the label

Cleaning agents, water softeners (sodium carbonate), fabric whitener and fragrance. PHOSPHOROUS CONTENT: Fresh Start formula contains no phosphorous other than trace or incidental quantities (less than 0.5% phosphorous by weight, which is equivalent to 0.2 grams per normal recommended use level).


Directions from Packaging

HOW TO USE FRESH START 1 SORT FOR BEST RESULTS: Sort clothes and follow temperature directions: HOT Whites Colorfast cottons; WARM Bright colors Permanent press; COLD Colors that fade or bleed 2 MEASURE -Fill to lower line of cap for medium loads. -Fill to top line of cap for large or heavily soiled loads. 3 ADD Add Frech Start to water as washer fills, then add clothing. -If using chlorine bleach, add bleach 5 minutes after wash cycle begins for best results. Fresh Start has a unique low sudsing formula for clean rinsing. Using more than recommended amount will not increase sudsing. Pre-soak for your toughest laundry problems. Measure: Fill to lower line of cap with Fresh Start. Add to washer with warm water (or 1/2 cap to gallon of water). Soak: Let laundry soak for at least 30 minutes. Wash: Drain machine, add Fresh Start, and wash as usual.


Warnings

CAUTION: SKIN AND EYE IRRITANT. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. (SEE WARNING ON BACK LABEL) AVOID PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT AND CONTACT WITH EYES AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES. RINSE SKIN AFTER CONTACT. IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, FLUSH THOROUGHLY WITH WATER. GET PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION. IF SWALLOWED, DRINK MILK OR WATER AND CALL PHYSICIAN. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

This product is not certified as a green cleaner.

Unknown:

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.



Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Healthy Cleaning ingredient hazard score, from A to F, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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