EWG Praises SC Johnson’s ‘Groundbreaking’ Disclosure of Allergens

WASHINGTON – With today’s announcement by SC Johnson that it will disclose the presence of hundreds of potential skin allergens that could be found in its products, the the family-owned company continues its role as an industry leader in the area of transparency, said EWG President Ken Cook.

“This is a groundbreaking disclosure of allergens in cleaning products from SC Johnson,” Cook said. “By taking these steps, SC Johnson will help millions of consumers be smarter about chemicals in cleaning products that have the potential to causes allergic skin responses.”

“SC Johnson is once again raising the bar for other companies” Cook continued. “This level of transparency is sweeping across other industries and is rapidly becoming the new normal for companies, like SC Johnson, who place a premium on giving consumers more, rather than less ingredient information.”

“For us, transparency is a matter of principle. We’re interested in helping people make the best choices for their families," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “Just like when we started listing preservatives, dyes and fragrances, we didn’t stop with the industry standard. We want to tell the whole story. This is just the next step we are taking in our journey to be more and more transparent.”

Beginning today, the company will provide a list of 368 fragrance and non-fragrance skin allergens on its website, WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com, that could be found in various SC Johnson products.

For more details about the company’s bold new initiative, please click here.

In 2012, EWG launched its Guide to Healthy Cleaning that gives consumers practical solutions to protect themselves and their families from everyday exposures to potentially harmful chemicals. The guide scores more than 2,500 household cleaning products based on the potential harm the ingredients can pose to human health. 

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