I have almost zero tolerance for household chemicals (because of the damage done by an autoimmune disease to my lungs). Liquid laundry soap is the strongest chemical in my house (and I wash my clothes in far less than the label recommends, like maybe an ounce. When my husband first saw how little I used, he asked "how are the clothes going to get clean" and I told him if there was a problem I would use more. It's never been a problem).
I'd recommend (if at all possible) opening all the windows, turning on the bathroom fan (if you've got one) and even the kitchen hood fan, and leaving the house for several hours.
I know I'm a little overcautious by most standards, but environmental polutants are far more hazardous than food additives. Some of these chemicals would never pass FDA testing today, but their use predated the FDA's existence.
Last edited by kaplods : 06-02-2011 at 03:30 PM.