On September 23, join women and men across the country to call on the cleaning products industry to reveal their hidden ingredients.
You deserve to know if there are toxic chemicals in your cleaning products. For the last year Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) has been working directly with manufacturers and industry representatives to get this critical information to the public:
- Read the first letter from WVE: First request to cleaning companies
- Read the responses from the companies: Company responses
- Read the second request from WVE: Second request from companies
- Read Household Hazards, highlighting two health risks associated with chemicals in cleaning products, asthma and reproductive harm.
Because no laws exist requiring cleaning product companies to disclose their ingredients, we still don’t know if the products we use every day will cause long-term health impacts.
Women’s Voices for the Earth is asking for your help.
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), the industry group that represents most major cleaning products manufacturers, is holding their fall conference in Washington, DC from September 23 – 25. One topic of discussion could be the hundreds of calls they get from people like you demanding to know what ingredients are in your cleaning products
Pledge now to make a call on Tuesday, September 23.
What happens next Tuesday?
On Tuesday, September 23, we urge you to call the SDA at 202-347-2900 and leave the following message for SDA President Ernie Rosenberg:
“I’m a consumer and I want the SDA to support ingredient disclosure on cleaning product labels so I have the information I need to make informed choices.”
I took the pledge to call. Will you join us on September 23?
Let’s make sure they hear us loud and clear!
Related posts about household cleaners:
- Make Your Own Cleaning Products
- How to Clean Toys Naturally
- I’ve Switched to Non-Toxic Cleaners: Do I Still Need Poison Control’s Number?
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