Sen. Al Franken introduced legislation today which would require cleaning products to display a label with all of their ingredients.
Franken’s second bill, the Household Product Labeling Act, expands on an existing law which requires household cleaning products to list hazardous ingredients but not necessarily ingredients that can be harmful after long periods of exposure. A companion bill in the House was introduced this June Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
“Moms and dads have a right to know whether harmful chemicals are present in their kitchen cupboards,” Franken said in a statement. “When my wife Franni and I were raising our own kids, we were constantly concerned with what we used to wash their cribs, their pacifiers, the floors, and surfaces they played on.”