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...
Cleaning product companies each have their own version of what “safe” or what “toxic” means. This inconsistency and confusion is hurting both companies, and most importantly, our health. Enter, The Health First Roadmap...
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.
The fragrance can be the most toxic part about conventional cleaning products. Other aspects of them can be dangerous, but only if you touch or ingest them. Guest post by Lisa Bronner.
S.C. Johnson announced their next move on the path towards 100% transparency of the ingredients – disclosure of 368 potential skin allergens in their products.
Women’s Voices for the Earth supports the recently introduced Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (H.R. 2728) sponsored by California Congressman Raul Ruiz. The legislation requires ingredient labeling for household and institutional cleaning products. Under current U.S. law, cleaning products are not required to disclose ingredients.
We were so excited to be invited to local Girl Scout Troop's Earth Day meeting to lead them in a project to make non-toxic all-purpose cleaner for the classrooms at their school. We think a “Green Girl” badge is in order!
In a major victory for ingredient safety, SC Johnson (Glade®, Windex®, Pledge®) confirmed last week that it is transitioning away from the toxic fragrance chemical, Galaxolide.
How important is it to get this ingredient disclosure? Are there really harmful ingredients hiding in the cleaning products we use in our homes? Unfortunately, it appears that there are.