News release: "Public health and environmental advocates faced off against household cleaning giants Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Church and Dwight and Reckitt-Benckiser in a Manhattan court today in a fight for transparency about the toxic chemicals in cleaning products. The manufacturing giants are refusing to follow a New York state law requiring them to disclose the chemical ingredients in their products and the health risks they pose. Independent studies show a link between many chemicals commonly found in cleaning products and health effects ranging from nerve damage to hormone disruption...The first-of-its-kind lawsuit could have national implications and comes as momentum builds nationally and internationally for toxics chemical reform. [February 4, 2010] the United States Senate committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing looking into the current science on public exposures to toxic chemicals."
- Read the lawsuit
- Read the brands targeted in the lawsuit
- Read the Women's Voices for the Earth report
- Read the disclosure report filed by Sunshine Makers, Inc.
- What's Inside SC Johnson - A Closer Look at the Ingredients Inside Our Products