Green Movement Pries Loose Details About Cleansers

Green Movement Pries Loose Details About Cleansers


Today Show

Jennifer Alsever

October 15, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered whether the products you use to clean your home could be causing health issues, you’re not alone.

And now, amid pressure from environmental, health and consumer groups, makers of household cleaning agents are beginning to reveal more about the chemicals in their products, in some cases hoping to head off requirements for greater disclosure.

New York was the first state to require makers of household cleaners to reveal the chemical makeup of their products. Although the law has been on the books for 34 years, only recently has the state begun enforcing the law, bowing to pressure from environmental groups.

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