Since having children, I find I spend a lot of time on parenting forums. I can probably thank Baby Bump for helping me to learn all the in’s and out’s of cloth diapering. There are some great helpful moms on there and I do my best to contribute. I have seen a lot of Moms say they use Tide Free & Clear for their babies clothes and for cloth diapers. Personally, I don’t use Proctor & Gamble products. I just don’t trust them. When I heard that Tide Free & Clear was unsafe, I was not surprised. It turns out that P&G does not remove the 1,4-dioxane from their laundry detergent. It is a known carcinogen and this isn’t the first time consumers have requested P&G remove it from their products. In 2010 consumers made their point about 1,4-dioxane in Herbal Essences shampoo. So, P&G reformulated it stripping the toxic chemical. It seems they don’t want to go the extra mile for their laundry detergent, if they can get away with it.
If you believe products marketed towards children and babies should be safer, then please sign this petition at Change.org. Remember: Consumers have all the power!