Dryer sheets contain chemicals known to be harmful, including the carcinogen chlorform, but are FDA approved because those chemicals are only worn next to the skin--not ingested.
Here's how to make your own so that you don't have static cling--but you do have peace of mind:
1. Get a small cloth bag. Ones with a drawstring work best, but if you don't have one, you can always just loop a string around it a couple of times to seal it off.
2. Fill the bag with dried herbs such as lavender.
3. You can also put a couple of drops of essential oil and vinegar on a clean cloth or piece of scrap fabric.
4. Toss in the dryer with the wet clothes!
photo: via stock xchang