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Re: ingredients in household cleansers

Kirsten -

Have you considered linking this site up with the Household Chemical
Product Peer Review site?  The Peer Review Project has been established to
collect and evaluate relevant, existing information on the human health,
environmental effects, and efficacy of common alternatives to traditional
household chemicals. The goal of the project is to provide thoroughly
researched and reliable information for use in public education documents
on household hazardous materials and alternatives. The purpose of the
project is to identify where relevant health and environmental information
gaps on alternative products exist and to evaluate studies that address

You can find it at www.peerreview.com

John Katz
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, WST-7
San Francisco, CA  94105
415-744-1680 (fax)

                    Kirsten Sinclair                                                               
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                    Kirsten Sinclair                                                               

I'm working on a project for the NRDC where the goal is to mount a web page
that people can visit in order to answer some questions about the
and cleansers they use in their home (or pay to have used).  The website
will then calculate the visitor's personal toxicity score and give them
helpful tactics for reducing their score.  (Hopefully, the site will
eventually be expanded to include other home exposure items as well as
and global toxics.)

At any rate, in order to arrive at this personal toxicity score, we're
assigning the toxic ingredients found in cleansers and pesticides a value
that represents their degree of toxicity (a long story in and of itself).
I'm having a heck of a time relating these ingredients back to brand name
products.  Can anyone point me to a database of household cleansers and
their ingredients?  Cleansers have active ingredients listed by % on their
label, but I'm hoping we can find a comprehensive source for this

Thanks a bunch.


Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, P.E.
Process Profiles
P.O. Box 8264
Calabasas, CA 91372-8264


(818) 878-0454