California Bill Would Require Disclosure of Cleaning Product Ingredients

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Manufacturers would be required to label all chemical ingredients in common household products like soaps, detergents and furniture polishes under a bill recently introduced in the state Legislature. Supporters of the proposal point to a link between the chemicals and health conditions including asthma and cancer, and the risks they pose to housecleaners, who are disproportionately women of color. We discuss the legislation and get tips on how to find the safest household cleaning products.


Renee Sharp, director of research for the Environmental Working Group, a sponsor of AB 708