It is cheap to use toxic petrochemicals, and expensive to reformulate products so they aren't toxic. Removing a carcinogen or hormone disruptor from a shampoo, or fragrance, or sport shirt, or lipstick, or laundry detergent, and replacing it with a safer chemical is expensive. “Too expensive,” say the brands, and so far, governments haven’t found a way to force them to take out the toxins.

To make matters worse, companies don’t have to disclose dangerous chemicals on product labels. Why don’t companies want us to know all the ingredients that go into their products? The answer is simple: they’re afraid of losing a sale. If you knew there were toxic chemicals in something you bought every day, you would stop buying it - JW



If I buy a bright yellow sport shirt; it will inform me of the main fabric material, where it is manufactured and how to wash it.
If I buy just a bright yellow textile dye from the same shop; it will disclose a list of the all chemicals in the synthetic dye and has a toxic warning symbol on the packaging.
You can buy the synthetic dye, the anti-bacterial textile finish, the moisture-wicking textile finish all separately; these individual textile products disclose the chemicals they use.
If you combine all of the textile products to produce a brightly coloured, moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial sport shirt; you don't have to disclose a single chemical.



Looking forward to The Evian Championship, women's golf fifth major. Hey Evian; A plastic water bottle, for example, takes roughly 450 years to disintegrate. Just a thought.

Pictures posted on social media from star players greeted with their own plastic water bottles. Contents may only last a few minutes, golfers tens of years and the plastic bottle hundreds of years. It doesn't add up.



Numerous consumer products contain hidden carcinogens and hormone disruptor chemicals.

Many of the most popular brands refuse to disclose the use of these hazardous substances to their customers.

They argue that the low doses used in any individual product are safe. However, this conveniently ignores the cumulative effect, as we all use multiple products each and every day.

What is the solution?

Persuading leading brands to 'disclose' is incredibly difficult.

How about persuading brands who do not use carcinogens to state the following on their labels and packaging;

'Carcinogen free' or 'Does not contain any cancer causing chemicals.'

This way products which state no information on carcinogens and hormone disruptor chemicals by default can be seen to use these hidden chemicals.
#disclosure #golfrefugees