California Senate Approves Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (SB 258) to Protect Consumers and Workers

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Shining light on the potent chemicals in products used by millions of Californians, today the California Senate approved the Cleaning Project Right to Know Act (Senate Bill 258) authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).

“Cleaning products are in every home and every workplace, and Californians need to know what is inside the bottle to make good choices for their families and themselves,” said Senator Ricardo Lara. “I am proud to stand with environmental groups, parents and teachers, workers and cleaning product makers to support the right to know.”

Senate Bill 258 will require cleaning product manufacturers to disclose ingredients or contaminants of concern and health impact information related to the cleaning product on the product label and post the ingredient information on the manufacturer’s website.

The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act is sponsored by Women’s Voices for the Earth, Environmental Working Group, and the Breast Cancer Fund and has support from more than 100 environmental and worker groups, parents and teachers, and cleaning product makers.

This spring Senator Lara convened a working group of advocates and cleaning product makers to discuss how to make product labeling effective and clear.