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 third of all fragrance chemicals currently in use are either known to be toxic, or considered potentially toxic by scientists around the world.
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.
Aww, Valentine’s Day. A day for romance, wining and dining, cuddling, chocolate, lovemaking, and of course, showing your affection by showering yourself and your beloved with toxic chemicals. (Wait, what?)
Chemical Watch article - Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE) expresses concern that five phthalates were among those recently added to IFRA fragrance list.
In October, IFRA added approximately 750 chemicals to the fragrance ingredient list, including toxic phthalates DBP and DEHP, and carcinogen styrene oxide.
Published in the reputable scientific journal, Building and Environment, this article poses ten key questions about air fresheners, and pulls together key scientific studies to answer those questions in an audience-friendly way.
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.