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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CBC.ca – Chemicals Ottawa’s Watching: the Feds take a closer look at 17 substances
The Federal government is in the process of investigating 200 chemicals. The article shows the findings of the lastest batch of 17 chemicals. Some of the chemicals under investigation are found in Personal Care Products like Continue reading
It was a mixture of cleaning chemicals that forced the evacuation at a daycare Monday in the northwest community of Bowness.
Several children complained of breathing problems and staff evacuated the building and called the fire department just before 11:30 a.m.
Crews quickly found the cause and were able to clean it up.
33 children and 12 staff were relocated to a nearby school Fortunately, no one suffered any injuries.
happens here with
Norwex Enviro Products!
Just Add Water!
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