Sunday, December 11, 2011
Mrs. Meyer's Stinks
Many environmentally-aware folks have been lured into believing that Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is a healthy product.
However, if you read the fine print (and the ingredients list) you will see the truth. If you use your nose, you will smell the truth. Mrs. Meyer's uses synthetic ingredients and fragrances.
When you see the term "fragrance" or "parfum" in the ingredients list remember that the fragrance/perfume industry is protected by trade secret laws. This means they are not required to tell you what's in their formulations.
The ingredients that are lumped into the listing fragrance or parfum could include up to 1000 different synthetic chemicals!
Our current toxic chemicals law (the Toxic Substances Control Act) is so outdated and weak that testing has been required on fewer than 2% of the 80,000 chemicals available for use in the United States. Many of these chemicals, especially when they interact, are linked to numerous health problems, like endocrine disruption and neurotoxicity.
The green cleaning business is booming with new products that claim to be "effective alternatives". Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day and other greenwashed products, like Method and SimpleGreen, have a very clever (but misleading) marketing scheme.
Don't waste your hard earned cash on clever marketing. A bottle of castile soap, a box of baking soda, and bottle of vinegar is all you need to keep your home fresh and clean. If you like fragrance, use a few drops of organic essential oil.
Read more at Raganella's blog and see why Mrs. Meyer's Stinks.
This post was originally published on PlasticAlbatross.org