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Nearly half of Americans are willing to pay more for safer cleaning products
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Nearly half of Americans are willing to pay more for safer cleaning products

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Would you pay more for cleaning products that are good for your health and the environment?A recent survey of 1,000 adults worldwide by Consumer Reports magazine found that 44 percent said they would, and 46 percent said they probably would.

 

The Environmental Protection Agency's new "Safer Choice" stamp may help you determine which cleaning products are safer based on their labels, according to recent reports.The Safer Choices label can be seen on a variety of bottles at Costco, Home Depot, Staples, Target, and Wal-Mart, ranging from bath products bottles, kitchen detergent bottles, pet bath gel bottles, and laundry detergent bottles.

 

In many cases, safer cleaning products are not more expensive.Products from manufacturers such as Bissell and BoulderClean, which carry the Safer Choice stamp, are priced at the same price or cheaper than other cleaning products without the stamp.

 

In order to be able to put that stamp on a product's packaging, the product must be tested by an expert from the Environmental Protection Agency, and it is not hazardous to health or the environment, and does not contain harmful substances.For example, triclosan can't be contained, and these substances are found in sanitizers.Urvashi Rangan, head of Consumer Reports' safety and sustainability group, said labeling of cleaning products needs to be tightened and manufacturers must comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's safety and efficacy data requirements.Urvashi Rangan points out that some of the claims made on the packaging do not justify better health or the environment.

 

1. Non-toxic.You might think that a product that claims to be non-toxic won't cause all sorts of health problems, but there's no defined standard for what's non-toxic.

2. The herb.Some of the ingredients may be natural, but they may be processed into chemicals.

3. No spices.Pat Slaven, director of Consumer Reports' cleaning products testing team, says that just because a clea


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