How safe are your cleaning products? You might be surprised that some products advertised as “nontoxic”, ‘biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly” still contain harmful chemicals.
Common products have chemicals linked to fertility disorders in lab tests, nonprofit reports.
Jane Kay / San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of common household cleaning products contain hidden toxic chemicals linked to fertility disorders in lab animals, according to data gathered by a women’s research group.
“This product meets Green Seal’s standard for cleaning/degreasing agents based on its reduced hazard to humans, reduced aquatic impacts, reduced smog production, and low ozone depletion potential.”
Green Seal (GS-34) & (GS-37) Certified
Detroit, Michigan – IPAX Cleanogel, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of human and environmentally preferable institutional and industrial degreasers announced today that it has received the Green Seal Certification in each GS-34 category that Green Seal offers. This standard establishes environmental requirements for cleaning/degreasing agents. This certification is the culmination of years of research by Ipax Cleanogel, INC. and a four month 15 point evaluation process by Green Seal. Each raw material used is evaluated based on state-of-the art science and information using internationally recognized methods and procedures to ascertain product performance and health and environmental impact. The final step was a plant visit by Green Seal to ensure that proper quality control procedures were in place and followed so that product specifications are met and maintained for all certified products.
“Green Seal is delighted to certify these cleaning products from Ipax Cleanogel, INC., which has demonstrated that products can meet high environmental and health standards while also performing well. We applaud the company’s efforts to develop these products to meet the criteria of GS-34,” said Arthur Weissman, Green Seal’s President and CEO.