A new report by environmental health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), spotlights how toxic chemicals in cleaning products add to the health disparities and disproportionate burdens many people face from occupational exposure, pollutants in their environments, as well as social, racial and gender injustices. By accessing new ingredient information, the report calls attention to some of the most problematic and pervasive ingredients used in household and institutional cleaners, that have, until recently, been hidden from the general public.
The cleaning product industry can and must do better. They should be designing their products with tremendous precaution, taking into account the toxic health burdens and vulnerabilities these populations already face.
A new study found that in homes where there was more frequent use of cleaning products, children were at greater risk of developing asthma and having other breathing problems.
The Roadmap clearly lays out what we expect — what the public expects — an effective chemicals safety screening process to look like. Find out which companies are on track toward putting your health first!
Environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) released a new report ranking the progress and failures that leading cleaning products manufacturers are making in regards to the strength and transparency of their chemicals safety screening. The ranking is based on criteria from WVE's Health First Roadmap - a comprehensive and dynamic tool which provides specific guidance to cleaning product manufacturers on how to choose safer ingredients and ensure the chemical safety of their products.
Making the switch to safer options is easier and cheaper than you think! Here are 5 simple ways to wipe out the toxic chemicals from your cleaning routine this spring and all year round!
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.
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.
Last December, we released the Health First Roadmap and we have already started to see notable shifts in the cleaning products industry in how they are talking about and addressing chemical screening and product safety.