Saturday, May 5, 2012

NEW Disturbing Study - Toxic Chemicals in Thousands of Household Cleaners

Sometimes we want to protect our humans from bad things just as they protect us.  So I, Reba Messina, was pawing through some light reading the other day from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the same organization that publishes the 'Dirty Dozen' list of foods with the highest level of pesticide residue in foods.

EWG is now compiling a list of common household cleaners (2000 products / 200 brands) that are toxic to our humans!  If these are toxic to our humans then you know who gets the toxins next, or first, it's us pets!

Now here's the kicker..... There are even so-called “green” products that hide hazardous ingredients!  We've known about some of these products but did you know that among the worst offenders are:
  • Mop & Glo Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner contains DEGME which can damage the unborn child... 
  • Tarn-X tarnish remover contains up to 7 percent thiourea which can... 
  • Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner claims to be “non-toxic” but contains ... 
  • Mystery mixtures such as Target’s Up & Up and Walmart’s Great Value brands...
You'll want to read more about this 'Hall of Shame'  and sign up to receive the full report that will be released in the Fall of 2012. See how this new information may be affecting little ones in your house both human and fur as well as yourself!




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12 comments:

Eveli Acosta said...

Great blog! Stopped by to follow back. Thanks again for joining the hop! :)

Four Paw Savings said...

While we still use some commercial cleaners, for much of our cleaning we have switched to vinegar and water. After reading this I am so glad I did! Thanks for posting this! I will be interested to see the complete list when it does come out.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the heads up!

rick said...

I agree, we've switched to vinegar and water for most stuff as well. Thank you.

Misty said...

It's not nice to tease! I want to read the whole article now! Thank you for letting us know in advance.

Olivia R said...

i use lysol wipes on almost everything. I cut back on papee towels, they kill 99.99% bacteria. it bearts the smelly kitchen sponge

PepperPom said...

I use Clorox kitchen wipes on my counters. Pepper can't reach them, so she isn't exposed to them.

cstironkat said...

I use lemon juice and vinegar for most of my cleaning. I also use 7th Generation which is a "green cleaner."

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

Thanks for the heads up, I always worried about all those "green" cleaners.

Maggie Ann True Armstrong

poohismyfave said...

i use homemade laundry detergent
tracey berthiaume
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PepperPom said...

Maybe a list of SAFE cleaners would be shorter! Scarey.

Chemicals said...

Thanks again Reba Messina, Once again you providing us good information...