Nov 17, 2011
Rep. Israel Introduces Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act, Legislation to Require Ingredient Labeling for Cleaning Products
New Study Reveals Toxins, Carcinogens and Allergens Hidden in Products Used Around Our Homes
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – NY) announced the introduction of the Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act, legislation that will require ingredient labeling for domestic, commercial and institutional cleaning products. “
Our cabinets are full of soaps and cleaners that we assume improve our homes and health. However, new research shines a light on the secret chemicals that might be doing more harm than good. You have a right to know what’s hiding in your household products. That’s why I’m introducing legislation to require full disclosure of the ingredients in everyday cleaning products,” said Rep. Israel.
“Congressman Israel has led the way with an extremely important piece of legislation, the Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act. As we work to reduce our risk of diseases like breast cancer, it’s critical to know which products are safe to choose for our families,” said Karen Joy Miller, founder and president of the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition.
A new study of everyday cleaning products published today by Women’s Voices for the Earth found the following:
- Some products contained reproductive toxins such as toluene and phthalates, carcinogens such as 1,4-dioxane and chloroform, and a hormone disrupting synthetic musk.
- Several known allergens were also detected in thes