What’s in Windex – Water and a Host of Chemicals that I’ve Never Heard of
The SC Johnson Company is running a series of commercials that state their claim of being a family company. The commercial goes on to tout how green they are by disclosing their products ingredients to the public. As a result, I took a look at the companies website and I’ve listed the ingredients of Windex below.
I’m not a chemist, but whatever is in the Windex product my lungs can’t take even the slightest encounter and I can’t tolerate the the smell or fumes and I’ve banned it from use around my house. As a Asthmatic I react negativity to harsh chemicals and this is high on “my stay far away from” list. In fact, Windex is its the one of many cleaning products from the SC Johnson Company that exacerbates my Asthma symptoms in a significantly and harmful way. I have to imagine that it’s not the “cinnamon stick” and powder as portrayed in their series of commercials that I am reacting to.
Here’s what I found on the website:
Windex® Original Glass Cleaner
A glass cleaner that leaves behind a streak-free shine. It can be used on glass, windows, mirrors and more.
Carriers: (Enable the delivery of the product to a surface)
Cleaning Agents: Break down dirt and deposits.
Polyquart® Ampho 149
Wetting Agent: Helps a formula spread across a surface, making cleaning more efficient.
Fragrance information will be added soon.
Dye: Provides a pleasing color for a product.
Liquitint® Sky Blue Dye