Based on all the information coming from NY State as well as a cross-reference with the Environmental Working Group’s website, we have decided to include all PEG ingredients to the unsafe ingredient database of the Supermarket App Pro. The reason for the concern is because PEG and PEG compounds have been found to be contaminated with ethylene oxide (carcinogen, classified by the IARC) and 1,4 dioxane (probably carcinogen, classified by the EPA)
Below are articles that discuss the NY State ban and restrictions on PEG ingredients:
- NY State Bans Laundry Detergents Containing Probable Carcinogen. Dioxane-Free Brand Ingredients Matter Shares Results of Study
- DEC: Several New Requirements Taking Effect for 2023 to Protect Consumers from Harmful Chemicals
Statewide Laws will Limit Use of 1,4-Dioxane, PFAS, and Chemicals in Variety of Consumer Products
- 1, 4 Dioxane Now Banned in New York State
We’ve also crossed-reference these PEG ingredients with the Environmental Working Groups database and you can find that here…
If you scroll down to the ingredient concerns you will see that all these PEG compounds, including other PEG compounds not mentioned here, are contaminated with 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide.
For the reasons mentioned above, we’ve included PEG and all PEG compounds in the Supermarket App Pro’s unsafe database. When you scan a product with a PEG ingredient.
Fevi became an advocate for food is medicine when her dog, Junior, was diagnosed with cancer. In that journey, she discovered how food played such an important role, first in animal health and then eventually, her own health. When she became a Mom, it reinforced the importance of healthy, natural and fresh food. She is a researcher, by profession, and her skills have helped in intimately understanding how the food industry has prioritized profits over health. As the Founder of Source Partners, she hopes to support the next evolution (perhaps, revolution) of the food industry.