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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.
We can control the cleaning products we use in our homes, but what about products that get used in public spaces? Learn more and what you can do to help #quitquats for good!
Parents and teachers concerned with grimy fingers and germ-laden desks often include disinfecting wipes on back-to-school shopping lists. But certain chemicals in many disinfecting wipes are linked to negative health effects. Learn more!
Here are some things that you can do this week (and year-round!), to limit your exposure to toxic chemicals, and improve the health of women nationwide.
Quats are disinfectant chemicals commonly found in household cleaners like wipes that do not actually reduce household illness, and instead can cause harm to our health.