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France warned to avoid 100 'toxic' household products

The Local · 11 Apr 2016, 11:26

Published: 11 Apr 2016 11:26 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Apr 2016 11:26 GMT+02:00

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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
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"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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