November 22, 2011
How clean are your cleaners? Chances are, not very, which is why it’s best to make your own.
Preparing to have a big crowd over for the big Thanksgiving holiday? You could be serving up a dose of cancer-causers, allergens, and hormone disruptors alongside your healthy holiday dinner, according to the health advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE). The culprit? Your clean house.
The group purchased 20 cleaning products and air fresheners from Clorox, Proctor & Gamble, SC Johnson, and a few other companies and had them independently tested for various chemicals and contaminants. And it turns out that even though these companies have committed to cleaning up their product lines and have even introduced “green” cleaning product lines, they’re still contaminating your home. Here’s a brief list of what WVE found: