Household goods are often formulated with synthetic chemicals that can affect our health. Household cleaners, construction materials, carpeting, mattresses, upholstered furniture, and craft supplies are among the products that may contain health-harming chemicals. Chemicals in household products may include flame retardants, water repellents, fragrances, plasticizers, and solvents.
What can they do to you?
Many chemicals in household products are detectable in our bloodstreams, indicating that we are routinely exposed to these substances and they are getting in our bodies. They have been linked to a range of potential health problems, including cancer, developmental disorders, reproductive problems, endocrine problems, and more.
What you can do.
Learn more about the toxic chemicals in household products by exploring our resources.
Ask your retailers to step in where our government won’t. Go onto the Facebook page of your favorite retailer to leave a comment, or tweet directly to their corporate handle. Ask them: What are you doing to make sure that the products they sell are safe for children and families?