Fragrances and flavors are found in thousands of beauty and personal care products, yet there is no state or federal regulatory oversight of the safety of these ingredients. Furthermore no federal law requires the disclosure of fragrance or flavor ingredients to consumers, manufacturers or even regulatory agencies. This labeling loophole allows dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of chemicals to hide under the word ‘fragrance’ on product labels.
Last year, thanks to all of you raising your voices, SC Johnson committed to phasing out toxic fragrance chemical Galaxolide from its products. So where is SCJ at with their progress?
A federal labeling loophole allows manufacturers to hide unlabeled, unregulated toxic fragrance ingredients in the products they sell. This is a huge problem.
New data compiled by environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), reveals that a third of all fragrance chemicals currently in use are either known to be toxic, or considered potentially toxic by scientists around the world. This data fully compliments a report released today by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), which tested household products and clearly revealed the presence of harmful fragrance chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive harm, and respiratory toxicity that do not appear on the label.
New cleaning products ingredient disclosure victories in NY and CA have key differences, but complement each other well and provide critical ingredient information we can use to decide what products to bring into our homes and workplaces.
Spring has sprung and we have spring cleaning on the brain. We’re thinking about the fact that many conventional product brands contain ingredients that are bad for our health, and bad for the planet. But with your help, we're changing that...
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
Did you know that there is such a thing as disinfectant overkill? Or that harsh cleaners have been linked to COPD? What you don't know about cleaning products may surprise you!
The carefully crafted compromise that was voted on today was developed through intense NGO-industry stakeholder negotiations and has generated an unprecedented coalition of support made up of over 100 organizations and corporations ranging from breast cancer prevention and clean water advocates to janitors and domestic workers to some of the world’s largest multinational cleaning product companies.