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Non-Profit’s Call for Disclosure is Having a Positive Effect

Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) has told me that SC Johnson has heeded the non-profit’s call for full ingredient disclosure on house cleaning product package labels.  WVE launched their Safe Cleaning Campaign in 2008, asking several manufacturers to disclose this information voluntarily.  SC Johnson, makers of Windex, Shout, Janitor in a Drum, Glade and other house cleaning products has agreed to make this information available through labels, a dedicated web site and a toll-free number.  The rollout is due to be completed by January 2012, according to an article on

The Earthjustice law suit we’ve been telling you about was also recently covered by The Today Show, much to my great pleasure – getting the word out about this law suit helps raise awareness for the hidden health risks associated with traditional house cleaning products.  Good news – consumers will readily have the information in front of them to make more informed decisions about what chemicals they are bringing into their home.  The bad news? That’s an awfully long time!

Erin Thompson-Switalkski of Women’s Voices for the Earth said it best during her interview in our latest web video, Non-Profits Sue:  "Just like people with food allergies can avoid certain products by reading the label, we should be able to avoid house cleaning products that are known to trigger asthma, cause allergic reactions, or are linked to fertility problems, low birth weight, or even cancer."

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