Everyday we are unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals. These dangerous substances are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the products we use. Scientific evidence has linked chemical exposure to increasing numbers of health problems, including asthma, certain types of cancer, infertility, learning disabilities, neurological diseases, obesity, and more.
Among the chemicals that have received the most attention in recent years are formaldehyde, toxic flame retardants, phthalates, parabens, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which are found in many of the products we use every day, like household cleaners, baby products, furniture, and plastics.
These chemicals pose an ever-increasing threat to human health and the environment.
Conservation Voters is working to encourage companies to avoid potentially harmful substances and substitute safer alternatives in household products. We’re pushing for companies to voluntarily disclose potentially dangerous chemicals found in their products because you have the right to know what you’re buying.