Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Cleaning Products
Did you know that some cleaning products contain hidden toxic chemicals that don’t appear on labels but are linked to cancer, birth defects, fertility problems, asthma, and more? Check out these resources to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Cleaning with pesticides? #QuitQuats
Quats are disinfectant chemicals commonly found in household cleaners like disinfecting wipes and sprays and are designed to kill germs. Unfortunately, quats don’t actually reduce household illness and instead can cause harm to our health. Learn more.
Cleaning Products and Your Health
From acute to chronic health effects, to cleaning chemicals of greatest concern — we combined some of the most important highlights from our safe cleaning reports into a simple, easy-to-share overview on cleaning products and your health. Read more.
Infographic: Safer Cleaning & Disinfecting at home in the times of Coronavirus
Keep your home safe from COVID-19 and safe from toxic chemicals. Get the facts to help you find safer and effective solutions to protect your health! View infographic.
REPORT: Beyond the Label: Health Impacts of Harmful Ingredients in Cleaning Products
WVE’s new report, Beyond the Label: Health Impacts of Harmful Ingredients in Cleaning Products, spotlights some of the most problematic and pervasive ingredients used in household, and institutional, cleaning products that have remained hidden from the general public until now. READ MORE.
Alternatives to Fragranced Cleaning Products
Common fragrance ingredients used in cleaning products, such as phthalates, synthetic musks, and allergens, have been linked to health impacts ranging from eye and skin irritation to hormone disruption, increased risk of breast cancer, and reproductive and developmental harm. Learn more and find safer alternatives.
DIY Green Cleaning Recipes
A few of our favorite non-toxic, DIY recipes including laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, toilet-bowl cleaner and more that use simple ingredients like vinegar and baking soda. Follow the directions or experiment a little with the ingredients to make your own! See how-to videos.
Cancer Free Economy’s Household Cleaners’ Health & Safety Lab – Video Series
WVE is a partner of the Cancer Free Economy’s Household Cleaners’ Health & Safety Lab, a group committed to protecting workers and the public from toxic chemicals in cleaners. Along with Hand In Hand Domestic Employers Network , Make the Road NY , and Silent Spring Institute – we have created this new video series to help uplift the issues around harmful and unnecessary chemicals in disinfecting products, clear up confusion around the differences between cleaning v. disinfecting , and provide sound advice on how employers can protect the health of the household cleaners they employ, as well as the health of people living in the home. Take a look at the playlist — and for more information visit CancerFreeEconomy.org/SafeCleaning