Toxic Chemicals Archive

  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN — By June, Minnesota state agencies will stop buying and using hand soaps, dish soaps and laundry cleaning products that contain triclosan, according to the Duluth News Tribune. Triclosan has been classified as an […]

    State agencies cease purchasing soaps with triclosan

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — By June, Minnesota state agencies will stop buying and using hand soaps, dish soaps and laundry cleaning products that contain triclosan, according to the Duluth News Tribune. Triclosan has been classified as an […]
  • A new study indicates there is a strong link between professional cleaning and the risk of developing asthma.

    Cleaning Jobs Linked to Asthma Risk

    A new study indicates there is a strong link between professional cleaning and the risk of developing asthma.
  • An international team of experts reports evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade and has become a 'global threat.'

    UN panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a ‘global threat’

    An international team of experts reports evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade and has become a 'global threat.'
  • Procter & Gamble, makers of Tide and Tide Free & Gentle detergents, has agreed in a California court to reduce the levels of the chemical 1,4 dioxane in its laundry products.

    Tide Agrees to Reduce Probable Carcinogen in Detergent

    Procter & Gamble, makers of Tide and Tide Free & Gentle detergents, has agreed in a California court to reduce the levels of the chemical 1,4 dioxane in its laundry products.
  • But is bio-based enough? Consumers want safer products too. Simply replacing the carbon from oil with carbon from plants won't necessarily make a product safer, if the chemical in question is hazardous to health.

    Bio-based chemicals: When green is toxic

    But is bio-based enough? Consumers want safer products too. Simply replacing the carbon from oil with carbon from plants won't necessarily make a product safer, if the chemical in question is hazardous to health.
  • The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is leading the way by demanding transparency from product manufacturers about the safety of building materials and ingredients.

    A closer look behind the walls of product transparency

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is leading the way by demanding transparency from product manufacturers about the safety of building materials and ingredients.
  • Because jansan professionals work with cleaning chemicals every day, some have developed a nonchalant attitude toward them. In order to minimize the risk of serious injuries, distributors need to work with their customers to develop an effective cleaning-chemical safety program.

    Get Serious About Chemical Safety

    Because jansan professionals work with cleaning chemicals every day, some have developed a nonchalant attitude toward them. In order to minimize the risk of serious injuries, distributors need to work with their customers to develop an effective cleaning-chemical safety program.