With tighter constraints on worker safety and environmental compliance chemical manufacturers are left with two options:
- Cover up their hazardous ingredients with ‘greenwashing’
- Spend the time, effort and money on product development and testing to protect the community from unnecessary chemical exposure.
Chemical exposure occurs too often in spite of all precautions by managers and purchasers to avoid harmful substances and provide alternatives. ‘Greenwashing’ tends to deceive the typical chemical user by labelling a chemical as green when it still contains hazardous chemicals.
To assist in the understanding of everyday toxic chemicals we have built a worksafety mini-site outlining a few of the most commonly used hazardous chemicals in our workplaces and homes.