Right to Know Act Mandates Ingredient Disclosures on Labels and Online - In a major victory for consumer and worker right to know, California lawmakers today approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in home-use and institutional cleaning products. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will once again become a national leader by requiring greater transparency of ingredients in consumer products.
We had the privilege to join Maya Rudolph and Senator Al Franken in DC to talk about the need for ingredient disclosure and the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act.
In 2007, when our Household Hazards report was released, virtually no cleaning product companies were disclosing any ingredients on a website or label — even if the ingredients were linked to cancer or reproductive harm like infertility and birth defects.
Canada's Environmental Defence on the hazards of VOCs and cleaning products in their report: The Dirty Truth.