17 Nov '11, 7pm

Dirty Secrets Of Common Cleaners Revealed

Dirty Secrets Of Common Cleaners Revealed

They found hidden toxic chemicals in all products tested. They included carcinogens, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, and allergens. Tide Free & Gentle, a detergent marketed to and used by moms for infants’ laundry, contained 1,4-dioxane, a known cancer-causing chemical, as did Bounce Free & Sensitive. Simple Green Naturals also contained 1,4-dioxane as well as phthalates, linked to reproductive harm. Simple Green All-Purpose cleaner contained toluene, linked to pregnancy complications. Glade Touch Odor contained phthalates, linked to reproductive harm, and galaxolide, linked to hormone disruption. Clorox Clean-Up contained chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, both linked to cancer. High levels of allergens appeared in fragranced air fresheners, yet there were no warning labels. Allergens were also found in products marketed as fragrance-free.

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