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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
The annual Arctic thaw has kicked off with record-setting ice melt and sea ice loss that is several weeks ahead of schedule, scientists said, as the New York Times reported.
'This Should Scare the Hell Out of You': Photo of Greenland Sled Dog Teams Walking on Melted Water Goes Viral
By Jon Queally
In yet the latest shocking image depicting just how fast the world's natural systems are changing due to the global climate emergency, a photograph showing a vast expanse of melted Arctic ice in Greenland — one in which a pair of sled dog teams appear to be walking on water — has gone viral.
By Tia Schwab
It has been almost a year since Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas, dumping a record 30 inches of rainfall in some parts of the states. At least 52 people died, and property and economic losses reached $24 billion, with nearly $17 billion in North Carolina alone. Flood waters also killed an estimated 3.5 million chickens and 5,500 hogs.
'Huge Victory' for Grassroots Climate Campaigners as NY Lawmakers Reach Deal on Sweeping Climate Legislation
By Julia Conley
Grassroots climate campaigners in New York applauded on Monday after state lawmakers reached a deal on sweeping climate legislation, paving the way for the passage of what could be some of the country's most ambitious environmental reforms.
Tens of Thousands Flee Extreme Heatwave in India as Temperatures Topping 120°F Kill Dozens Across Country
By Julia Conley
Nearly 50 people died on Saturday in one Indian state as record-breaking heatwaves across the country have caused an increasingly desperate situation.
By Will J. Grant
In an ideal world, people would look at issues with a clear focus only on the facts. But in the real world, we know that doesn't happen often.
People often look at issues through the prism of their own particular political identity — and have probably always done so.