Black People : Activists Want Makers to Come Clean on Cleansers

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Published on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Associated Press
    by Jennifer Peltz

    NEW YORK - It's the mystery under the kitchen sink.
    Exactly what's in floor cleaner? What's stain remover made
    of? And what effects, if any, might they have on human health
    or the environment?

    Environmental advocates want to know, and they asked a court
    Thursday to use a 1971 New York state law to force such manufacturers
    as Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive to reveal just what makes
    up such household staples as Ajax, Ivory soap and Tide.

    The cleanser industry - which recently ramped up voluntary efforts
    to unveil product ingredients - says that the legal case is unwarranted,
    and that fears about health risks are misinformed.

    But groups including the American Lung Association and the Sierra
    Club want the public to know more.

    Members "want access to the information so they can determine the
    kind of chemicals that they are introducing into their homes and whether
    there are any risks associated with them," Keri Powell, an attorney
    for the environmental firm Earthjustice, told a state judge at a hearing Thursday.

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    you would be surprise at what is found to make different products and yes how harmful
    some of the chemicals are to the human five senses
     
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    Great point

    they knew what they where doing in the 1970's, they knew this was poison. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN, wasn't just for children.
     
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    Most health food stores now carry household cleaning products, and that's probably the best bet, since the lobbyists control what cases go to court or not.


    They will reveal that the day
    KFC actually shows the public what "that bird" looks like before it's slaughtered and fried
     
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