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France warned to avoid 100 'toxic' household products

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France warned to avoid 100 'toxic' household products
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11:26 CEST+02:00
In a report set to be published on Tuesday, the magazine 60 Millions Consumers said that a worrying number of household products in France contained "toxic" substances.
Just in time for spring cleaning, the group is releasing a study into the contents of over 100 typical household products.
 
"Bad news," the magazine wrote. "Almost all of them contained at least one undesirable substance."
 
These include allergenics, irritants, corrosives, and ingredients containing environmental risks.
 
This comes after recent reports of big-name cosmetics products to avoid and 107 supermarket foods that were blacklisted last week. 
 
The magazine singled out cleaning products including Skip, Cilit Bang, Mr. Propre, and La Croix.
 
It also inspected softeners, fresheners for refrigerators and dishwashers, cleaners for washing machines, and more. 
 
The editor of the magazine said that the detergent industry seemed set on equipping the French with "an arsenal of products as if there was a war". 
 
"People need to be better informed and to make better decisions," she told Le Parisien newspaper
 
"The idea is to raise the public's awareness about the two sides of each of these products, which are promising us softness and freshness, but which are actually aggressive."
 
The new magazine, available on Tuesday, offers a series of tips for natural cleaning remedies, as well as tips to "decoding the jargon" on the back of cleaning products. 
 

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