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Tide Now "Free & Clear" of Cancer-Causers.

Tide Now “Free & Clear” of Cancer-Causers.

Rodale

January 30, 2013

Emily Main

Tide has announced that it will be removing a chemical called 1,4-dioxane from its Free & Gentle laundry detergents, a decision spurred in part by pressure from advocacy groups and in part from a California Supreme Court decision.

Two years ago, the nonprofit Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) published results of its own testing, which revealed that Tide Free & Gentle contained 89 parts per million (ppm) of the cancerous contaminant, while Tide’s regular formulation contained 63 ppm.

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