Do you know if your cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can cause asthma or even cancer? Right now it’s almost impossible to tell, because manufacturers don’t have to disclose what’s in their products. That could change soon, but we need your help.
New York’s Governor Cuomo promised to make protecting the public and the environment from chemical contamination a top priority—but manufacturers are fighting hard to keep secret the toxic chemicals that form during the processing of these products, or that come from contaminated raw materials.
Tell Governor Cuomo to require disclosure of all cleaning product ingredients—not just those that manufacturers add intentionally.
When a three-year-old can't breathe, it doesn’t matter how an asthma-causing chemical ended up in a cleaning product. People want to know what’s in the product and what kind of health problems it could cause, so they can make informed choices to keep their families safe.
We need the full picture and we need it now. A recent California disclosure law won’t require manufacturers to reveal everything in their products or whether their products contain asthma-causing chemicals, and the law won’t go into full effect until 2023.
In the meantime, one in 10 Americans suffer from asthma, and chemical manufacturers are concealing information that we need to protect ourselves. New York is poised to require disclosure of ALL ingredients in cleaning products, together with the many health hazards linked to those chemicals, including asthma.
Help us hold Governor Cuomo to his promise. He could start the clock ticking on ingredient disclosure as early as this week. He’s hearing plenty from the manufacturers; now he needs to hear from you. Tell Governor Cuomo to stand up for public health and require full disclosure now.
When you call, you don’t need to say a lot—just tell them your name, where you’re calling from, and these talking points:
I am a constituent — I live in [insert town/city]. I want to know everything that is in my cleaning products, regardless of how it got there.
I also want to know the health and environmental hazards associated with each chemical, including asthma.
California did not go far enough and its law kicks in much too late.
New York needs to give guidance to manufacturers that ensures full transparency to the public.
Please stand up now for my health and the health of people everywhere.
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