Johns Creek, GA / August 14, 2014 / Freshana Organic Solutions, LLC / A recent Bloomberg.com article by Tiffany Kary posted on August 11, 2014 highlights the link between the chemical triclosan found in many every day products, including Colgate Total, cleaning products such as dishwashing soap and laundry detergent, and a direct link to cancer-cell growth and developmental disruption.
Under a Freedom of Information Act request it was found that the FDA withheld from public view toxicology studies showing those links. The article goes on to highlight how heavily “the government relies on company-backed science to show products are safe and effective.” The pages that were recently released, alongside new disturbing research on triclosan, raise serious questions about whether the governmental agency did appropriate due diligence in approving the use of triclosan and whether its approval in Colgate Total and other cleaning and consumer products should stand in light of new research.
David Elmore, CEO of Freshana Organic Solutions stated, “The chemical triclosan is one of the more widely used and harmful chemicals found in cleaning and consumer products that we come into direct contact with every day. It is disturbing what has come to light in regards to the FDA’s approval process and we have every right to be extremely concerned.”
Thomas Zoeller, endocrine specialist and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was quoted in the article saying “that while an estimated 800 to 1,000 chemicals are believed to disrupt the endocrine system, triclosan is one of about 10 to which people are regularly exposed. We may not have to change very much to have a big impact.”
The state of Minnesota recently signed a bill banning triclosan-containing products. In 2010, The European Union banned triclosan in materials that come into contact with food because of the studies showing it’s harmful effects on the environment and human body.
Elmore went on to say, “Mr. Zoeller is spot on, we don’t have to change very much to have a big impact. Triclosan is used in many laundry detergents and dishwashing soaps. It has always been our goal here at Freshana to provide products that are completely organic and natural but work as well of better than chemical based products. One great place to start making your home environment more chemical free is to simply use Freshana products such as AVIVA Laundry Cleaner and AUQUA Dishwasher Liquid. Freshana has been and always will be triclosan, chemical and toxin free.”
The Bloomberg article goes on to say that “Of the more than 84,000 chemicals sold in the U.S., few are attracting more scrutiny than triclosan.” Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble Co. have promised to remove it from their consumer product lineups. Other companies, including Avon Products Inc. recently announced its plans to go triclosan-free.
Companies are making these changes in part as more educated consumers, armed with toxicity ranking systems such as the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database, have turned away from chemicals. Unfortunately Colgate-Palmolive Co. has no plans at this moment to remove the triclosan from Colgate Total.
“It’s exciting to see the consumer taking control and arming themselves with the knowledge of what they are exposing their selves and their loved ones to.” Elmore stated. “I’m glad that we here are Freshana are able to provide not only the documentation, but the products such as AVIVA and AUQUA that will bring us closer and closer to a cleaner and safer environment for our families.”
To learn more about naturally and safely cleaning one’s home and eliminate the cleaning chemicals and toxins in the home, Freshana invites everyone to visit the website at Freshana.com.
About Freshana Organic Solutions, LLC: 100% Organic AND 100% Effective. The Finest All-Natural Cleaning Products on the Planet. FOS was established in April 2011 by world-renowned chemist Dr. Robert Bayless. With his microencapsulation process, Dr. Bayless helped in the 10 years it took scientists to develop the organic concentrate, which speeds up nature’s natural process 1,000-fold. So organic and safe that the product themselves can even be drunk safely.
Though the USDA and other government entities allow companies to call their products “organic” if they have only 95% organic content and 5% chemicals, Freshana does not accept that designation as being safe for consumers. Freshana is 100% ALL natural, ALL the time, in ALL circumstances giving you 100% peace of mind.
Our goal is to make the world a safer, cleaner place. We aim to change the way people look at “organic.” No longer do you have to give up quality for safe cleaning. In other words, our Air Purifier & Cleaning Products work as well or BETTER than poison products — and they are totally organic and safe. Other major manufacturers of “odor eliminators” design products that don’t actually “eliminate”; they simply “mask” odors, propagating the environment with harsh chemicals and a strong “replacement” scent that is intended to only “disguise” the hydrocarbon odor. By only masking, these products infuse the environment with chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets or instigate a very strong allergic reaction.
Freshana products were designed specifically to correct this wrong, by using an ingenious and complex blend of natural ingredients and a state of the art microencapsulation process in a patented formula to eliminate the hydrocarbon odors and messes naturally and almost instantly.
For Questions or Inquiries, please contact:
Eric Orsburn, CMO
eric.orsburn (at) Freshana (dot) com
6470 E. Johns Crossing, Suite 190
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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