We’re back with some good news today – one of the biggest makers of household cleaners, SC Johnson (you know, the ones who call themselves “a family company”) has promised to remove all phthalates from its scented products over the course of the next two years.
Score one for us!
Used to help make plastics soft and flexible, phthalates are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a “probable human carcinogen.” Relying on its “family company” motto, SC Johnson CEO Fisk Johnson says the company wants to make sure today’s families know they’re safe when buying household cleaners and air fresheners. They’ve now got a site dedicated entirely to the make-up of its products (check it out here).
In other words? When your two-year-old gets ahold of the bottle of Glade (an SC Johnson line) air freshener and sprays out the whole bottle before you can make it to the bathroom to stop him, you’ll know at least they won’t be sucking down cancer-causing eau de cinnamon sticks.
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