Simply Clean Ingredients
Canadian households use approximately 54 kilotons of general purpose cleaners per year, resulting in the contamination of our fresh water, soil and air resources, and may affect our health. Although cleaning products may be necessary for reasons of hygiene, Canadians should take steps to reduce their use of cleaners, dangerous chemicals and choose products that are environmentally responsible - for our planet and our family's health. Most of us have a limited understanding of chemistry and ecology, so it is difficult to know what products are the best to buy. Many cleaners make claims about their "environmental friendliness", but these claims cannot always be trusted. Consumers should question manufacturers about the presence of any chemical constituents that can have far-reaching and devastating effects on our environment and health. Here are some of the chemicals to look out for.
|Phosphates - accelerates the growth of algae, robbing marine ecosystems of life-sustaining oxygen supplies.
NTA & EDTA - (ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid or ethylene dinitrilotetraacetic acid or any of its salts) are chelating agents that allow heavy metals to actively enter our water and food supplies.
APEO - (alkophenol ethoxylates) This family of chemicals includes
NPEs - considered to have hormone-disrupting effects in wildlife. Because wildlife and human hormone systems are similar, their link to declining sperm counts, increased breast, prostrate and testicular cancers and childhood hyperactivity and learning disorders are being explored.
Halogenated organic solvents - can be carcinogenic. They biodegrade relatively slowly and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes.
Butoxyethanol - VOCs - (volatile organic compounds) readily evaporate and react with oxygen to create ozone. Ozone is corrosive to the lungs. Products that are not formulated with these chemicals are the best for the environment.
Simply Clean products DO NOT CONTAIN THESE ABOVE CHEMICALS OR ANY UNN ESSESCARY CHEMICALS. Simply Clean's ingredients are designed to clean tough dirt and stains to be effective household cleaners, but to be clean enough to keep the one's you love safe and healthy, while being friendly to the environment.
Stain Remover (Laundry)
Fruit and Veggie
HE Laundry Detergent