Target’s new safer chemicals policy and goals set a new high bar for retailers and will help drive a race to the top.
Each October, companies from the NFL to KFC use Breast Cancer Awareness Month to engage in “pinkwashing.” Happily, this October, there’s a Breast Cancer Awareness month promotion I can get behind.
The Great Lakes are under emerging threat from an unnecessary long-lasting fragrance chemical. Galaxolide, a synthetic musk frequently used in those scented cleaning products that give our home that pine-fresh or lemony-smell, is getting washed down the drain, sneaking past wastewater treatment plants and is putting the Great Lakes’ delicate ecosystem as risk.
EPA’s label is a useful tool for consumers and companies.
Chances are you are exposed to at least a dozen products that contain fragrance on a daily basis. Unfortunately we are unknowingly being exposed to potentially hundreds of chemicals as a result, some of which are toxic to our health.
Safer products are going to be easier than ever to identify, thanks to new changes to EPA’s product labeling program. Yesterday EPA announced changes to rebrand and improve their Design for the Environment (DFE) product labeling program, by announcing a new name and logo to enable families choose products like cleaners with safer chemicals, as well as a new labeling program for “fragrance-free” products.
In an unprecedented move, SC Johnson (Glade, Windex, Pledge) just announced that it would become the first mainstream company to list all fragrance ingredients for each of its cleaning products. This is a huge victory, a win by women and for women that will make waves
Crisply folded stacks of linens, spotless baby layettes and dry-cleaned suits hanging in the closet are traditional hallmarks of a well-kept home. Generations of homemakers have prided themselves on laundry that looks and smells perfectly clean, often with a distinctive scent from detergent or dryer sheets. Could our quest for the perfect stack of clean […]
By Paige Wolf, Author, Mother & Safer Chemicals blogger You may have seen the latest campaign from Glade air fresheners – “inspired by the best feelings in the world.” Just follow their hashtag #bestfeelings on Twitter to play along with their social media campaign. “The scent of #peaceful is a smoky chimney in the winter […]
Have you seen that SC Johnson commercial that’s on 24/7? The one about how they’re a family company committed to “honesty” and “transparency,” and that’s why they disclose all ingredients right down to fragrance? (Except that they don’t actually tell you which fragrance ingredients are in products…)
We spoofed it.