Just as the all-American landmark The Grand Canyon is set to ban plastic water bottles, it’s interesting to become aware of all-American products that are linked to cancer-causing chemicals. Ralph Nader and the Cancer Group first released this list in 1995, and it seems not much has changed since then. In the 1995 press release, the group points out that product labeling does not require “carcinogenic” on the label the way “cholesterol” requires labeling.
“What is particularly galling about the “Dirty Dozen”, says Ralph Nader in the press release, “is that these toxic chemicals don’t have to be there. Yet these corporations continue to expose people to health hazards unnecessarily”.
Hot dogs, milk, makeup and talcum powder are some of the basic products on the list. If, 16 years later, we have not seen companies change the way they do business to protect the consumer, we think it is now time, more than ever, for consumers to take care of themselves!