How can I tell if a cleaning product is “green”?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Michael Schade, PVC Campaign Coordinator with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice discusses how to tell if a cleaning product is green.

    Host: How can I tell if a cleaning product is Green?

    Michael Schade: Well, one thing that you want to look for is Independent Certification. You want to look to see that your product was independently certified by a third party. Unfortunately, right now there is no comprehensive third party labelling system for toxic chemicals across the board and that's why we are pushing for not just corporate action, but government action as well, but one thing that, assuming the case of cleaning products, consumers can look for cleaning products that are certified as Green Seal as one first step. They can also look for products that are labeled PVC and Phthalate Free and avoiding plastics numbers 3, 6 and 7.