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.
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.
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.
Recapping WVE’s most popular blog posts of 2020! This past year over 350,000 people visited our Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future.
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.
Want to know if your disinfectant is using safer ingredients and is approved by the EPA to use against COVID-19? Check out this how-to video!
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.