Mon July 15, 2013
Earth Calendar for July 15th and July 16th
The scary fact is, ingredient labels aren’t mandatory for cleaning products. Some companies don’t list anything, while others list just one or two or use vague terms. It might not come as a surprise that there are dangerous ingredients in cleaning products, some known to harm the lungs, trigger asthma or are linked to cancer. What may surprise you is how few good options there are.Environmental Working Group has compiled a Guide to Healthy Cleaning listing that rates more than 2,000 household cleaning products for toxicity and disclosure. The list offers information you won’t necessarily find on labels. The organization has scoured the labels and websites of thousands of products to compile a wide ranging list of chemicals in household cleaners and have conducted extensive scientific reviews of these substances.While building the grading system, they looked not only at the toxicity of product contents but also the transparency of the labeling and created an important tool to make the information easily available. For more information please visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Join the Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild and listen to some not too scary summer stories that will chill your bones. The event is free at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve Ellenwood Nature Barn, Thursday July 18th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Information at the website.