Chemical Safety: What's In Your Cleaning Cabinet?

New chemical safety law will impact nearly every household product you use!

Chemical safety isn’t something you’ll ever have to worry about with any Rutz product. Every Rutz Skincare and Home Collection product we offer is not only made from natural and organic ingredients, but they are 100% toxin-free (and yes, paraben-free.)

But did you know that ingredients used in your everyday products—like soap, paper, water bottles, cleaning supplies have never been assessed for chemical safety?

We assume that these common household products have been deemed safe. Not so. Unlike food and pharmaceuticals, these products aren’t subject to federal guidelines or regulations. Every single day, we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals found in common household products! Thankfully, that’s about to change.

The good news…

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Nation's primary chemicals management law.

As reported in the Washington Post, “President Obama signed a bill into law that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every product Americans use, including detergents, clothing, paint thinners, cleansers and automobiles.

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed by Congress early this month in a rare bipartisan vote. It updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the Ford administration in the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and children…

Remarking on the bill's passage, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) explained why the old law fell short. ‘Most Americans believe that when they buy a product at the hardware store or the grocery store, that product has been tested and determined to be safe,’ he said. ‘But that isn't the case. Americans are exposed to hundreds of chemicals from household items.’

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates praised the bill's passage as historic and said it "begins the process of regaining the public's confidence in everyday products made possible by our industry.”

As you can imagine, implementing this law will undoubtedly take months, or perhaps years. In the meantime, check out one of our best-sellers, Herbaceous Scentz Multi-Tasking Surface Cleaner. With just four 100% natural ingredients, this cleaner stands up to the toughest grease and grime, while filling the air with breathable aromatherapy scents. (Pssst, you can ditch those “air fresheners”—you know, the ones whose ingredients are conveniently “anonymous.”

Available in five “aHOMEatherapy” scents, Rutz Herbaceous Scentz surface cleaners are tough on grime—yet leave your counters, floors (and more) kissably safe! So effective and aromatic, you might find yourself cleaning toilets and counters—just for fun!

*Source: Washington Post, Jun 22, 2016;