Is Your Home Full of Hazards?
Where are they? They’re sitting in your cabinets, under your sink and in your laundry room. They’re the cleaning products you use every day. Household cleaners often contain carcinogens, chemicals that can cause asthma and chemicals so hazardous that they can be fatal if accidentally swallowed or inhaled in a concentrated form.
The good news is that with the right information, you can keep these dangerous products out of your home.
Because we know how much you care about your health and safety, the Environmental Working Group is giving you a tool to help you figure out which cleaning products don’t belong in your house. The EWG Cleaners Hall of Shame provides you with the names of some of the worst offenders out there, so you can begin the process of purging your home of these harmful cleaners.
Click here to get an exclusive look at the EWG Cleaners Hall of Shame. This excellent tool lists some of the most hazardous products on the market.
The culprits can be found throughout your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the living room. That’s why we’ve researched a wide variety of categories, including air fresheners, floor cleaners, dishwashing detergents, fabric softeners, furniture polish and much more. You’ll find a wide range of products, from big name brands to local store brands.
For our in-depth research, we scoured public sources, company websites and technical information for workers. Our ratings consider ingredient hazards, product warnings, risk of exposure, environmental concerns and how much the company is willing to tell you about what its products contain.
Like our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, Cell Phone Radiation Report and Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, the EWG Cleaners Database will be groundbreaking in its comprehensiveness and usability. To get an idea of what’s in store, check out the Cleaners Hall of Shame firstname.lastname@example.org The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to using the power of information to protect human health and the environment. The EWG Action Fund is a legislative advocacy organization that uses EWG research to promote healthy and sustainable policies.HEADQUARTERS 1436 U St. NW, Suite 100 | Washington, DC 20009 | (202) 667-6982