SC Johnson products do not contain the chemical ingredient 1,4 dichlorobenzene (1,4 DCB). This chemical has been the subject of a study done by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The study, published in the August 2006 issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggested exposure to 1,4 DCB (also known as paradichlorobenzene or pDCB) may cause modest reductions in lung function.
"Unfortunately in many news reports, images of Glade® products are used to illustrate the study leaving viewers with the false impression that Glade® contains this ingredient. It does not," said Kelly M. Semrau, Vice President Global Public Affairs and Communication for SC Johnson.
"Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of the people who use our products," said Semrau. "That's why it's so important for us to set the record straight and make it clear that our products do not contain the compound that was under investigation in the recent study. As a matter of fact, none of our products have this ingredient."
When used according to label directions, consumers can continue to use Glade® and all of SC Johnsons products with confidence.