October 13, 2016
“American multinational SC Johnson has agreed to “carefully review” scientific data on the synthetic musk galaxolide. The move comes amid concerns from NGOs and scientists that it is persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT).
The manufacturer of household cleaning supplies outlined its commitment in a letter to Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), seen by Chemical Watch. It was responding to the NGO’s most recent call for it to phase out use of the substance.
In an open letter, signed by 20 scientists, WVE claimed galaxolide is found “ubiquitously” throughout the environment due to its use in household products.”