One question I wish I’d known the answer to a long time ago is: Can you trust a non toxic or green cleaning products label?
It’s tough when they’re not really tested. Here are some statistics:
- Of the over 80,000 chemicals used in the U.S. the EPA has required toxicity testing on fewer than 500.
- 42 billion pounds of chemicals are produced and imported each year, we don’t know the health risks of 75% of them.
- Less than 20% of the estimated chemicals manufactured in the past 50 years have been assessed for their neurotoxicity.
So consider this point: If the company has been making a chemically based product for years and then suddenly when the market trend shifts towards natural and non-toxic products comes out with a so called “natural” or “green” product that should definitely raise a big red flag. Where is their motive? True product safety OR profit margin!
Companies that start out with a deep commitment to safety first & non toxicity to humans and the environment tend to stay true to that philosophy. Many other companies will shift back and forth based on a trending market, not a true commitment.
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