Dirty Secrets Testing Results — Clorox, Tide, Bounce, Lysol and more…
The WVE fact sheet on the testing results provides a breakdown of the chemicals that were detected in each of the products and indicates the corresponding health concern.
The products that included carcinogens (cancer risk), include:
The products that were flagged as potentially causing pregnancy complications, reproductive harm, hormone disruption or neurodevelopment problems include:
The vast majority of the products tested included undeclared allergens that can cause skin rashes, irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, chronic dermatitis, breathing difficulties and asthma. These products include brands such as Clorox, Green Works, Pine-Sol, Tide, Bounce, Febreze, Lysol, Air Wick, Glade, Pledge, Windex, and Simple Green.
The fact that products pretending to be gentle, green or natural contain these types of chemicals and allergens is particularly disturbing. Not only are these companies hiding what is in their products (by not listing the ingredients), but they are also pretending that their products are especially safe. The only product tested that did not have any unlisted toxic chemicals or allergens is Pledge Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner Fragrance Free Hypoallergenic.
For a full list of the products tested, chemicals found, and related health concerns, see the Dirty Secrets report.
Keep reading to find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family and to help get rid of these hidden chemicals….
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