What's Inside? That Counts: Cleaners

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This past spring the David Suzuki Foundation invited Canadians to participate in a survey to reveal the toxic ingredients lurking in their home cleaning products.

Thanks to nearly 10,000 participants who opened their cupboards to us, proving information for more than 15,000 home cleaning products!

The results show that most Canadians have no idea what chemicals they're using to clean their homes on a daily basis. Only 42 per cent of cleaning products displayed a full list of ingredients to consumers.

We clean to keep our homes healthy. But some cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that have been linked to cancer, reproductive disorders, asthma and severe allergies.

Take action by sending our Health Minister a letter to ask her to come clean about the toxic ingredients in our household cleaners. Also learn what a "good" cleaning product label should look like and read more survey findings.

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Cleaners Survey Executive Summary

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Tell Canada's Health Minister to come clean about the toxic ingredients in our household cleaners

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How to avoid toxic flame retardants in the home

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What makes a "good" home cleaner label?

Queen of Green

You'll have no idea what chemicals are in your home cleaners until Canadian labelling laws change. But I can help you spot a "good" home cleaner label. Read more »