Are you one of the millions of consumers who tend to think anything sold must be safe? Think again. Since WWII more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have been invented. Most have been created from petroleum and coal tar for the purposes of chemical warfare.
The sad thing is that hardly any of these substances have been tested for safety, but have been added to our food, water and cleaning products without our consent and most often without informing us of any dangers. There is a lot of intentional suppression in this industry that adds approximately 1000 new chemicals each year.
According to the National Research Council, “no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products. Less than 20% have been tested for acute effects and less than 10% have been tested for chronic, reproductive or mutagenic effects.” Most have not been tested for combined or accumulated effects, nor for their effects on unborn children.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) state the largest number of occurrences of poisoning in 1993 were due to cleaning products — drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, bleach, soaps and detergents.
With facts like these being published for all to see, why are these dangerous products still not being tested for safety? An even better question is WHY ARE THEY STILL ON THE MARKET? WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
Ingredient labels are mandatory for food, cosmetics and drugs — but not for cleaners. Bowing to pressure from customers and to the threat of federal regulation, most companies list some ingredients on labels and websites or in worker safety information. But a few companies disclose nothing. Others may list one or a few ingredients or use vague terms like “surfactant” or “solvent.”
Surfactant…….. A surface-active substance.
Solvent…………noun: soap, cleaner
Pretty vague isn’t it?
I AM SO GRATEFUL that for the last 23 years I have been cleaning exclusively with STEAM!
STEAM needs no ingredient list or warning labels. STEAM is never going to poison anyone.
STEAM will never need to be tested for safety or need to be “regulated’ by a government agency. By the way, there is a proposal before congress that ,if passed, will regulate cleaning chemicals.