CA Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

At a Glance

We all deserve to know what ingredients are in our cleaning products so we can make educated decisions about what is safest for ourselves, our families, and employees in the workplace.

The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 258) provides a clear set of rules for workers, consumers, and companies on how cleaning product ingredients should be listed on labels and online.

Overview

Ingredient labeling is a critical first step towards protecting families from the toxics exposure problems associated with cleaning products.

The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 258) authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens) and signed by Governor Jerry Brown now requires cleaning product ingredients to be listed both on labels and online. Even fragrance ingredients that have long been held secret will be listed. This groundbreaking law will impact the cleaning product market across the country.

Read our fact sheet

Learn about the health hazards we found in cleaning products when we sent them to an independent laboratory for testing.
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Poll results: Californians want ingredient transparency

A 2017 poll showed California voters overwhelmingly support legislation to require ingredient labeling on cleaning products sold in the state. Major findings of the poll include:

  • Over three-quarters of voters (78%) support legislation to label cleaning product chemicals.
  • Support crosses party lines with 87% of Democrats, 76% of no-party voters and 67% of Republicans in favor.
  • Nearly three-quarters of voters (72%) would be more likely to support their legislator if they backed the proposed bill.
  • As voters learn more, their support for the proposed policy solidifies.

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) conducted the poll of 1,000 registered California voters from January 15-19, 2017, before Senate Bill 258 was introduced.

Press Releases

October 15, 2017 CA Governor Signs Historic Law Requiring Companies to Disclose Ingredients in Cleaning Products

Feb 8, 2017 Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258)

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