Eighty-eight percent of adults believe that the cleaning products they buy are either safe or very safe when used as directed, survey results show. Echo Research questioned 1,008 Americans via telephone on February 25 through 28 for SDA.
This is up from a 2008 SDA survey that showed 85 percent of Americans believed their cleaning products were safe or very safe when used as directed.
The Importance of Reading the Label
The 2010 survey also shows that while 80 percent of respondents have read a cleaning product label at least once, only eight percent always read the label.
The annual observance of National Poison Prevention Week from March 14 to 20 is a proper time to remember the significance of the information contained on the product label.
"The safety and usage information is the most important information on the cleaning product label," said Nancy Bock, SDA vice president of education. "Additionally, consumers are finding more information than ever about what is in the product on the label and through company websites and toll-free hotlines."
Consumers can log-on to SDA''s Ingredient Central webpage to find where and how companies are providing information about the specific ingredients in their cleaning products.
Home Safe Home for Your Little Explorer
For families with young children, SDA has helpful household hints you can download at no-cost to post conveniently throughout your home.
Home Safe Home for Your Little Explorer contains an accident-prevention checklist and a convenient space to list all of your important emergency contact numbers.
About the Survey
About The Soap and Detergent Association
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry®, represents the $30 billion