9. Whole Foods Market All Purpose Cleaner, Citrus
Another cleaner to earn an A from EWG is Whole Foods' citrus all-purpose spray, which gets its fresh scent from 100 percent natural essential oils. Whole Foods has an Eco-Scale rating system that includes lists of ingredients they deem unacceptable. "Our Eco-Scale rating system is the first cleaning-products standards of any retailer and the most comprehensive standards of any "green cleaners" standards-setting group," notes the company. "Third-party agencies evaluate each product for environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source and animal testing."
Given the government's sadly lackadaisical approach to regulating chemicals used by consumers, at least some companies are taking accountability into their own hands.
INDEX: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda & Household Cleaner | biokleen All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate | Bon Ami Powder Cleanser | Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds | Earth Friendly Orange Plus All Purpose Everyday Cleaner | Heinz Distilled White Vinegar | Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner | Simple Green Naturals Glass & Surface Care | Whole Foods Market All Purpose Cleaner | Arm & Hammer Baking Soda