Monday, September 18, 2017

Finally We Will All Know What is Inside Our Cleaning Supplies

Only 7% of cleaning products fully list their ingredients - hiding from consumers the ingredients they are using in their 'special formulations.  The problem?  

 Because consumers have had no way of knowing what chemicals were added to many of their favorite cleaning brands,   products used to clean homes, nurseries, preschools, schools and offices often contain known carcinogens, known asthmagens (chemicals that can cause asthma in healthy individuals), known endocrine disruptors etc

These chemicals not only affected the person doing the cleaning, but because they remain lingering in the air and in the cleaned surfaces - sometimes for days-  can affect the entire family for days after the cleaning has taken place.

Thankfully, things are changing...


This week California  passed a super important legislation that will now require cleaning companies to disclose all intentionally added ingredients online and on their packaging by 2020.  The bill, called the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258)  represents a big win for consumers across the country.

Not only will company's have to - for the first time— disclose the bulk of their ingredients, particularly chemicals of concern BUT  fragrance ingredients—previously protected by proprietary claims—will also have to be disclosed. 

Finally, consumers like you and I can look at the ingredients of any product and decide for ourselves if we want our homes, family's and schools exposed to them or not.  

Knowledge is power!

Some of our current favorite companies we trust - because they have disclosed all ingredients since day one and they are all non-toxic ingredients are:

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid, Free & Clear Unscented, 25-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6), Packaging May Vary

Ecover All Purpose Cleaner, Lemon Scent, 32 Ounces

Mrs. Meyer's Tub and Tile Cleaner, Lemon Verbena, 33 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)

ATTITUDE, Little Ones, Baby Bottle & Dishwashing Liquid, Fragrance-Free, 23.7 fl oz (700 ml) - 2pc

Truce Wood Cleaner, Citrus

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner - Spray - 26 oz (1.62 lb) - Lemongrass Citrus Scent

Molly's Suds All Natural Laundry Powder 120 Loads - Free of Harsh Chemicals, Gentle on Sensitive Skin & Eczema. Perfume Free - Contains Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

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