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5 Common Household Cleaners Hazardous to Your Health

5 Common Household Cleaners Hazardous to Your Health

Though many assume that some government agency oversees the safety of the multi-billion-dollar household cleaning products industry, it is largely unregulated. All those common chemical cleaners that require gloves to use and that we lock up from the kids? They undergo minimal scrutiny ; what’s a consumer to do? Environmental Working Group (EWG) to the rescue. The watchdog organization has cast plenty of research on the toxins in everything from cosmetics to food, and are now taking household cleaners to task. The comprehensive 2012 EWG Cleaners Database project, due for publication this fall, will mark the first comprehensive independent scientific analysis of toxic chemicals in more than 2,000 cleaning products and 200 brands. In the meantime, EWG has excerpted some of the top offenders in a prequel (of sorts) report, the EWG Cleaners Hall of Shame . The report has uncov...

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