Carcinogen in Hair & Cleaning Products

Consumer watchdog groups are looking into 1,4-dioxane, a synthetic petrochemical carcinogen, found in some in consumer products. This toxic chemical byproduct is not listed on product labels, because current laws do not require manufacturers to do so. The Green Patriot Working Group (GPWG) began a study in 2007 to see which consumer products are the worst offenders. GPWG, along with the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), just released the results of a portion of the study conducted last year on laundry detergents.

Read more about this and see the Organic Consumers Association new Personal Care and Cleaning Products Guide.