Why Access to Safer Cleaning Products is a Human Right

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Children Using Fragrance Free Disinfectant Spray To Clean Counter

Clean air, clean water, access to proper nutrition, a safe and healthy home—these are fundamental human rights. At ECOS, we’re passionate about creating a world where these rights are guaranteed for everyone, no matter their race or socioeconomic status.  

We’d like to add another important right to this list of human rights—access to safer cleaning products. 


We know that what you bring into your home really matters, because the chemicals you use in your home, from stainless steel polish to laundry detergent, can profoundly affect your health and your family’s health. Unfortunately, many people only have access to conventional cleaning products that can contain dangerous chemical ingredients.

Chemical exposure begins as early as conception, with evidence showing that chemical exposures can affect even unborn children. As we continue to grow, our exposure to toxins in the world around us increases. From endocrine-disrupting chemicals to carcinogenic toxins, these exposures are dangerous for our health, especially for children and expectant mothers.  

Everyone should be able to find safer, sustainable cleaning products at an affordable price.  


Low-income and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities are more likely face environmental and health injustices. One of these injustices is unequal access to safer, sustainable, and affordable cleaning products. The fact is, low-income and BIPOC communities are disproportionately exposed to environmental chemicals inside and outside the home. The toxic burden in underserved communities is causing adverse health effects for many people, especially children.

Our mission at ECOS is “to protect the health and wellness of people, pets and the planet by creating the most authentic, sustainable and affordable cleaning products for all.” We’re committed to bringing our safer, affordable cleaners to low-income and BIPOC communities, so people from all backgrounds can choose products that support their health and the health of the environment.