How Women’s Power Shifted an Entire Industry

by Cassidy Randall, Director of Outreach & Engagement, Women’s Voices for the Earth When Women’s Voices for the Earth launched our Safe Cleaning Products Initiative in 2007, no companies were listing ingredients in their cleaners. Not one of them. Not a single ingredient. And companies across industries—cleaning, personal care, feminine care, and beyond—routinely kept fragrance … Read more…

P&G halts use of 2 chemicals in personal care products (Cincinnati Enquirer, 9/7/2013)

After more than a decade of pressure from our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, consumer product giant Proctor & Gamble has announced that it will halt the use of diethyl phthalate (DEP) and triclosan in personal care products starting in 2014.

Study: Chemicals, pollutants found in newborns (San Francisco Chronicle, 12/3/09)

Besides BPA, umbilical cord blood of American infants may be contaminated with synthetic musks. These musks are chemicals commonly used in “fragrance,” that mystery ingredient in shampoo, lotion, spray cleaner and, yes, perfume.