Healthy Child Healthy World
November 17, 2011
I remember distinctly the first time I truly read a cleaning product label. I had just started learning about how everyday products are largely unregulated in terms of potential health impacts and I thought, “what’s even in the cleaning products I’m using?” I picked up a bottle of Pledge, flipped it over, and over, and nowhere could I find a simple ingredients list.
I was dumbfounded.
I mean, it’s one thing for me to erroneously assume that whatever is in a product is safe, but to me it was totally another to be using something that was made from ingredients I couldn’t even identify. Not only that, I quickly found out I didn’t even have a right to know – manufacturers had no obligation to tell me.