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1. Polyester is the worst fabric you can buy. It is made from synthetic polymers that are made from esters of dihydric alcohol and terpthalic acid.

2. Nylon is made from petroleum and is often given a permanent chemical finish that can be harmful.

^Environmentalists discourage the use of fabrics made from nylon and polyester because they make use of petrochemicals, which pose more harm and detriment to the environment. These fabrics are said to be capable of emitting greenhouse gases at more than three hundred times than carbon dioxide.

3. Acrylic fabrics are polycrylonitriles and may cause cancer, according to the EPA.The EPA’s fact sheet contain information about the effects of polycrylonitriles as similar to cyanide, if inhaled. Workers exposed to high concentrations of this chemical compound experience irritation, anemia, nausea, leukocytosis, mild jaundice and renal effects. It was likewise noted as capable of causing severe damage to the skin and where concentrations that may be irritating to adults could be equivalent to doses that are fatal to children.

4. Rayon is recycled wood pulp that must be treated with chemicals like caustic soda, ammonia, acetone and sulphuric acid to survive regular washing and wearing.

5. Acetate and Triacetate are made from wood fibers called cellulose and undergo extensive chemical processing to produce the finished product.

6. Anything static resistant, stain resistant, permanent press, wrinkle-free, stain proof or moth repellant. Many of the stain resistant and wrinkle-free fabrics are treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), like Teflon.

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