PAQ member, Erin, shares her experience in helping a local preschool replace quats, and also offers helpful tips to help you get started quitting quats in your community.
If Clorox is OK using quats given all the health and safety data pointing to concerns about these chemicals, what else are they using that is not good for your health?
Let’s give a little something back to the women and men who give so much to our kids — while at the same time get the conversation started with our schools on how we can reduce our kids’ exposure to toxic quats.
Environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), is raising concerns about the use of antibacterial chemicals commonly found in disinfecting products like wipes, sprays, and all-purpose cleaners. Registered as pesticides with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ammonium quaternary compounds — or “quats” — are linked to adverse health effects including asthma, dermatitis, reproductive harm, and the spread of antimicrobial resistance bacteria, often referred to as “super-bugs”. As a major manufacturer of disinfecting products, WVE is calling on The Clorox Company to be a leader in product safety and eliminate quats from their products.