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ACTION: Since When Is Cancer 'Free and Gentle'?
With a name like “Tide Free & Gentle®,” I trust this detergent to be safe. But it turns out that this popular product is hiding a nasty secret.
Test results in our recent report, Dirty Secrets, revealed high levels of a cancer-causing chemical called 1,4-dioxane hiding out in Tide Free & Gentle®.
What’s most appalling is that Tide Free & Gentle® is marketed to moms as a healthier choice for their children’s laundry. Yet, infants and children are more vulnerable to chemical exposures because their immune, neurological, and hormone systems are still developing.
The Tide website says, "Safety: The Most Important Ingredient in Tide®." If that’s true, then 1,4-dioxane should never have been in the product in the first place.
Join us in demanding that Procter & Gamble (makers of Tide) strip this harmful cancer-causing chemical out of Tide Free & Gentle®.
Want to raise your voice all month? Visit our Since When is Cancer Free & Gentle? page to learn more, starting Feb. 9 with a Twitter party called Women’s Economic Power vs. Toxic Cleaners at 12:00 noon PST #safelaundry.
Find more information for events all month below:
Women’s Economic Power vs. Toxic Cleaners
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 noon PST/3:00 EST #safelaundry
Click here to join the party!
Find out how women have changed the face of the cleaning product industry in a mere few years. Now we’re focusing our economic power on Tide Free & Gentle®–bring it on, Tide.
Follow Women’s Voices for the Earth (@women4earth), Healthy Child Healthy World (@Healthy_Child), and MomsRising (@momsrising).
Cleaning the Toxins Out of Your Laundry
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12:00 noon PST/3:00 EST
MomsRising Facebook wall
You’ll never guess what toxic chemicals are hiding in your laundry detergent and dryer sheets (one surprising culprit—Tide Free & Gentle®). Join us to find out, get non-toxic tips, and take action.
Women’s Health & Cleaning Products—Raising Your Voice
Thursday, Feb. 23 5:30 PST/8:30 EST
What do cleaning products have to do with women’s health? And what can you do about it? Get the low-down on our latest report, Dirty Secrets: What’s Hiding in Your Cleaning Products? and learn how to get involved in our Since When is Cancer “Free & Gentle” campaign against Tide.
For more information, click here.
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
By Mark Mancini
On Aug. 18, Iceland held a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change. The deceased party was Okjökull, a historic body of ice that covered 14.6 square miles (38 square kilometers) in the Icelandic Highlands at the turn of the 20th century. But its glory days are long gone. In 2014, having dwindled to less than 1/15 its former size, Okjökull lost its status as an official glacier.
By Alex Schwartz
Among the many vendors at the Logan Square Farmers Market on Aug. 18 sat three young people peddling neither organic vegetables, gourmet cheese nor handmade crafts. Instead, they offered liberation from capitalism.
I’m a Psychotherapist – Here’s What I’ve Learned From Listening to Children Talk About Climate Change
By Caroline Hickman
Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilizes. Already, studies have found that 45 percent of children suffer lasting depression after surviving extreme weather and natural disasters. Some of that emotional turmoil must stem from confusion — why aren't adults doing more to stop climate change?
For the past seven years, the Anishinaabe people have been facing the largest tar sands pipeline project in North America. We still are. In these dying moments of the fossil fuel industry, Water Protectors stand, prepared for yet another battle for the water, wild rice and future of all. We face Enbridge, the largest pipeline company in North America, and the third largest corporation in Canada. We face it unafraid and eyes wide open, for indeed we see the future.
By Mara Dolan
We see the effects of the climate crisis all around us in hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and rising sea levels, but our proximity to these things, and how deeply our lives are changed by them, are not the same for everyone. Frontline groups have been leading the fight for environmental and climate justice for centuries and understand the critical connections between the climate crisis and racial justice, economic justice, migrant justice, and gender justice. Our personal experiences with climate change are shaped by our experiences with race, gender, and class, as the climate crisis often intensifies these systems of oppression.