You may or may not have heard that many commercial consumer products containing high levels of 1,4-dioxane, a synthetic petrochemical carcinogen, are probably in your home.
"Wait!" you say. "That can't be right. I wouldn't have products with poison in them in my home."
Oh, my dear.
You may be in the dark because it's not required that this synthetic petrochemical carcinogen be listed on the labels of commercial consumer products.
David Steinman from the Green Patriot Working Group (GPWG) started a study in 2007 to determine which commercial consumer products contain the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane. He looked at 20 different detergents and now shares his results.
"Of the products detected, P&G products came up the highest in 1,4-dioxane levels, as did most of the conventional brands. Of the natural brands tested, only two were found to contain 1,4-dioxane, and in levels far below the average conventional brand. While not all available brands were tested, it is clear from the results that consumers need to be wary of most conventional brands. They also must perform due diligence in verifying that their 'natural' brand of choice is truly free of 1,4-dioxane as well."