Should I Disinfect? What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?
Did you know there is no research that shows disinfecting is any more effective at preventing illness in the home than using plain old soap and water? Learn more about the differences between cleaning and disinfecting in our new video series with our partners at Cancer Free Economy.
Chemicals from household cleaners found in breast milk samples, what parents should know
While parents are exposed to quats (short for “quaternary ammonium compounds”) from numerous sources, the researchers found that the use of disinfecting products at home related to how much showed up in breast milk.
Concerned about Olaplex? What is that banned ingredient called Lilial anyway?
While Olaplex is the product currently in the news – it is far from the only problematic product to have contained Lilial. It is fully legal to sell cosmetics, cleaning products and any other fragranced items that contain Lilial despite what we know about its potential impact on fertility.
Your Top Blog Posts of 2021
From period health policies happening across the nation, to holding ‘green’ cleaning products accountable, over 230,000 people visited the Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future!
Working to Make Safe Products Accessible to My Community
I am happy that this information will be passed down from people of color to other people of color. This means that we are one step further to reaching a world where no one will worry about whether the products they are using are safe or not.
How Do Cleaning Products Connect to Climate Change?
One of the many contributing factors to climate change is consumption, as the result of the extraction of resources like petroleum and gas used to make products.
5 Questions to Ask Your School About Their Disinfecting Products
Wondering how to go about asking your school to quit the quats and use safer alternatives? Here are 5 important questions to get the conversation started and find solutions to help your school make the switch to safer.
Persistent and Pervasive Podcast: Cleaning, A Stained Industry
New episode talks about the cleaning products in your home that are not as safe and healthy as you think — especially for domestic workers who have to use them day in and out!
Back to School Lessons: Avoiding Disinfectant Wipes with Quats
One thing you can usually find on back to school supply lists is disinfectant wipes that often contain pesticides like ammonium quaternary compounds (or quats) linked to asthma, reproductive harm & more.
New CDC guidance finally offers common-sense approach to cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19!
With more understanding and research, CDC's new guidelines state that disinfecting is largely unnecessary in most situations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.