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.
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.
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.
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.
Foggers, misters and electrostatic sprayers are not the solutions we need to protect health and reduce illness -- rather they seem to do little more than increase exposure to harmful chemicals.
There are many vital conversations around keeping our homes & communities safe — about how-to and when-to reopen safely — and part of this discussion needs to include toxic chemicals, particularly in regards to the overuse and misuse of disinfectants.
To help prevent the overuse and the misuse of disinfectants in schools, Women’s Voices for the Earth has released a toolkit for parents and guardians on how to talk to educators about safer alternatives. The toolkit includes a comprehensive list of EPA-certified safer disinfectants to combat COVID-19 that use active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide instead of toxic quats. But beyond disinfectants, the toolkit also highlights how to use these products safely, and stresses the importance and effectiveness of hand-washing for keeping kids healthy.