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

Dish soaps are used in an effort to clean so that you can stay healthy. However, there may be harmful chemicals lurking in these soaps that may negatively impact your health.

Many dishsoaps contain harmful chemicals and should be avoided to optimize health. Some of these chemicals include silicate salts, formaldehyde, sulfuric acid, certain fragrances and ammonium sulfate.


  1. Palmolive
  2. Dawn
  3. Ajax
  4. Meyers
  5. Legacy of Clean
  6. Cucina


Silicate salts found commonly in many soaps like Palmolive may cause eye and skin irritation and it can be dangerous if inhaled or consumed as well. While low amounts are classified as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, there are concerns regarding allergic reactions, organ system toxicity and respiratory issues.


Formaldehyde can be found in Palmolive, Ajax, Dawn and many other common soaps and household cleaners. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has graded this widely used chemical and found many areas of concern. They rank it as being of high concern for skin allergies and irritation as well as for cancer. The chemical is of moderate concern regarding asthma and respiratory issues. It may cause severe skin burns and eye damage and general systemic organ effects.

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