Safe Laundry Guide
The Organic Consumers Association and environmental health consumer advocate David Steinman held a press conference adjacent to the Natural Products Expo West in
While previous studies have revealed the presence of 1,4-dioxane in baby and children's products and in “natural” and "organic" products as well as conventional products, this latest study shows the toxin is being significantly reduced as brands reformulate.
This follow-up study shows that 16 companies have reformulated and successfully eliminated or reduced 1,4-dioxane in 23 products. Four other companies, including Whole Foods Market (for their private label brand 365 Everyday Value) are in the process of reformulation at the time of the press conference.
Yet many products still have dangerous levels of 1,4-dioxane. The worst offender in the 2009 study was Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap with 204 ppm (parts per million)*.
*As of the 2010 study, the Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap was being reformulated.