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2017 was a year filled with change in the consumer product landscape.
> Brands launched new product lines with promises of “better” ingredient labels.
> States took an interest in chemical transparency, and California’s Governor signed the Cleaning Products Right to Know Act in October 2017.
> Target pushed their suppliers towards full ingredient disclosure, including fragrance formulations.
> Seventh Generation and Method, leaders in chemical transparency, were joined by a handful of manufacturers in an initiative to disclose all ingredients in their beauty, personal care, baby, and cleaning products. Read more here.
Knowing what’s in a product gets you only part of the complete picture.
All of this forward progress for ingredient transparency is positive news or US consumers. But knowing what’s in the product only paints part of the picture. Brands are not providing any health effect information about these ingredients. Continue reading
Stocking stuffers and secret Santa gifts often include cheap toys, inexpensive gadgets, and single-use plastic trinkets. With some simple strategies, we can make over these types of presents into well-loved gifts that are less toxic, won’t end up in a landfill, and carry few or no health concerns. Continue reading