ACCC Concludes Investigation Into ALDI 'Flushable' Wipes

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has completed its investigation into ALDI’s ‘flushable’ wipes and will take no further action after ALDI stopped selling its personal hygiene wipes and removed potentially misleading claims from its bathroom cleaning wipes packaging. In July this year, the ACCC raised concerns with ALDI regarding its promotion of certain ‘flushable’ wipes products. At the time, ALDI was promoting the Green Action Flushable Bathroom Cleaning Wipes (100pk) in its Special Buys catalogue. The product included claims that the wipes were ‘flushable’ and able to ‘disintegrate in the sewage system’. ALDI responded to the ACCC’s concerns by removing the product from sale. “The ACCC raised concerns with ALDI about the use of the term ‘flushable’ on its wipes packaging, as this claim may mislead consumers if it cannot be substantiated. Australian water authorities face significant problems when non-suitable products are flushed down the toilet as they contribute to blockages in household and municipal sewerage systems,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.    Source: Flushable wipes

Researchers Claim to Find Link Between Hair Dye and Breast Cancer (again!)

Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast cancer surgeon at the Princess Grace Hospital in central London, has recently been reported to have reviewed studies of whether women who dyed their hair had a greater risk of breast cancer. He found a 14 per cent rise. However, the study upon which these conclusions are based is not identified. Nevertheless, this story was published in both The Australian newspaper and UK Metro at about the same time this month. Please note that the supposed link between hair dyes and cancer is not new and has been debunked at both the Australian based Furphies.org http://www.furphies.org.au/hair-colorants.html  and the UK CTPA has posted the statement “Hair Dyes Are Safe To Use” on their www.thefactsabout.co.uk  website. 

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