This just in today from Global News Edmonton –
Many cleaners contain toxins and some ‘green’ cleaners hide ingredients: report
Victoria Revay, Global News : Monday, September 10, 2012 4:47 PM
This quote confirms what I’ve known since 2008:
‘Industry Canada doesn’t require manufacturers to disclose all ingredients or warn consumers about the long-term exposure and chronic health and environmental hazards associated with these ingredients,…’
If you continue reading in the article (link below), it lists products that failed the grade.
Well, I’m here to tell you that Norwex makes cleaning easy! Norwex saves you money, time, health, and the environment. It does all this by cleaning with our special high quality microfiber and water. Yes, just water. Our microfiber can easily pick up oily and greasy foods and cosmetics off of surfaces. We also have organic cleaners like a safe oven cleaner and safe drain cleaner! You can learn more by reading my previous posts and clicking the link to the digital online catalogue. Get yourself some Norwex today!
Read it on Global News: Global News | Many cleaners contain toxins and some ‘green’ cleaners hide ingredients: report
Wow, I just came across a petition that makes me thankful for Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent!
The petition (and link) reads:
Thankfully Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent does not contain 1,4-dioxane.
I like the Norwex laundry detergent because it dissolves completely, has no fillers, and only takes a tiny medicine scoop to do a whole load. Get some on my Norwex Retail Website: Click Here
Triclosan, the ingredient in antibacterial soap is back in the news. Check out this article by The Globe and Mail – Ottawa to review safety of key ingredient in anti-bacterial soap.
Triclosan is suspected to interfere with thyroid function.
The good news from the article is that Canada is leading the way with the Chemical Management Plan.
Two in one day, sheesh!
Although claiming to be Green, or environmentally friendly, both Clorox GreenWorks and Sunlight Green Clean contain petrochemicals with the Sunlight brand containing ~38% petrochemicals according to this CBC article: Some ‘green’ detergents contain petrochemicals.
It appears that big cleaning chemical companies are trying to ride the environmental wave by being fakers and posers. In this case, creating a logo to fool the customers into thinking their product is environmentally friendly.
You’ve got to love the pun – window cleaner…. transparent. Chuckles.
SC Johnson settles legal dispute over Green Seal Logo stating that they need to be more “transparent about what the logo signified”
Read more here: SC Johnson Removes Windex Green Seal, Settles Suit
I recently read an article “Are Chemicals Contributing to Autism rise?” The main points of the article are that (A) cleaning chemicals affect hormones and (B) hormones affect brain development and the immune system and (C) autism is about brain development and autistic children also displays immune problems.
I found it interesting that the group pushing for tighter regulations on chemicals was named Safer Chemicals, Healthier Families. Perhaps they haven’t yet heard that you can clean without chemicals? Well, that’s why I’m here blogging away about safer cleaning with Norwex Enviro Products! “Just add water!”
A lawsuit filed by a group of consumers alleging Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo includes potentially cancer-causing chemicals will be allowed to go forward, according to a federal court judge In Newark.
Read more here: Johnson & Johnson’s lawsuit
The Montreal Gazette recently published this great article about growing concerns over chemicals in the every day products that we use. Here’s a quote from the article:
Smith, who banished triclosan from his home years ago after reading studies identifying the antibacterial agent as a possible carcinogen and endocrine disrupter, saw the levels rise in his body by 2,900 times after using, over a two-day period, brand-name deodorant, toothpaste, anti-bacterial soap and shaving cream containing triclosan.
To read the rest of the article click on this link here: “Concerns grow over chemical use in toiletries, toys”
Just another reminder why the Norwex chemical free cleaning line of microfiber and the true Norwex Organic Personal Care Line are so important to your health.
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