Do you know what's in your household cleaners? We don't. We admit it.
There are certain "green" brands that we trust, and we use their products even though we have no idea what chemical ingredients are in the bottle. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, some companies are now coming clean about the chemicals in some of their products.
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. is publishing the ingredients of some of their products at WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com and Clorox is doing the same at TheCloroxCompany.com. Some companies, like Seventh Generation, are even explaining chemical names in a way that consumers can understand.
Of course, none of this is mandatory for makers of cleaners intended for household use, even though many of the ingredients are believed to contribute to asthma and a whole host of health problems.
Environmental groups would like to make it mandatory for cleaning manufacturers to list all of their ingredients on the product label ... just like food manufacturers are required to do.
What do you think? Would a list of ingredients on a label help you make better choices when purchasing cleaning products?
(Thanks to Jonathan for the tip!)