Snug Organics Blog
Tide Not Free & Gentle
Thursday April 19, 2012
Eco Child’s Play says…
Can Carcinogens Be Free & Gentle?
Even after more than 74,000 consumers signed a petition asking Tide to remove the carcinogenic 1,4 dioxane from its’ Free & Gentle line of laundry detergents marketed to newborns, Procter & Gamble still has not responded. We stepped up pressure by working with Women’s Voices for the Earth to organize a Social Media Day of Action on Friday, in which 307 people posted messages on Tide’s Facebook wall with the message to get the cancer-causing chemical out of their detergent; we’ll deliver a letter to the company today, signed by groups including Breast Cancer Fund, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and Health Care Without Harm. Meanwhile, we’re just about 500 signatures away from our goal of 75,000. Have you signed on yet?
The best course of action is to stop buying this product. Most importantly, do not use it to wash your children’s clothing. Support a laundry detergent company that cares about your family’s health.