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

You should know what chemicals are in your household cleaning products. But currently, there is no Canadian law that requires manufacturers to disclose the full list of ingredients. And, while there are symbols to warn us about acute hazards, there is no requirement to warn about chronic health and environmental hazards of chemicals in our cleaning products.

Better labelling isn’t unreasonable. Canada’s Cosmetic Regulations require that ingredients in personal care products must be on the label in a standard format. Shouldn’t the same, enforceable requirements apply to the products you use to clean the home where your family eats, plays, bathes and sleeps?

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, created on June 11, 2011, requires Canada’s Health Minister to establish a committee to provide advice on the labelling of consumer products. And yet, almost a year later, no committee has been convened. Send a letter to Minister Jane Philpott, calling on her to get moving on product labeling and convene this committee in time for the Act’s first birthday.

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