Title: Consumer awareness regarding harmful chemicals in everyday products

Authors: Rekha Joshi; Aditi Sahni; Manjary Chaudhary Malik

Addresses: Department of Commerce, Indira Priyadarshini Government Girls P.G. College of Commerce, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India ' Department of Commerce, Indira Priyadarshini Government Girls P.G. College of Commerce, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India ' Department of Commerce, Indira Priyadarshini Government Girls P.G. College of Commerce, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract: High-risk chemical substances in everyday products can have a terrible impact on human health and the environment. Such chemicals can contain a variety of harmful substances that may be neglected by most consumers. Consumer awareness has prompted businesses to substitute less harmful alternatives. Many chemical substances, such as preservatives in cleaning agents, perfumes in personal care products, and others, are found in daily household products and have become a worrying concern as consumers' awareness has increased. This has also become an alarming issue due to consumers' increased awareness regarding chemicals. The present study was conducted on 100 consumers using a well-structured questionnaire in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand using the convenience random sampling method. The study's findings revealed that the majority of respondents were aware and seriously concerned that the products they used everyday had chemicals that may have affected their health and the environment.

Keywords: consumers; consumer awareness; hazardous chemicals; consumer products.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBFMI.2022.10050479

International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, 2022 Vol.7 No.4, pp.351 - 361

Received: 13 Jan 2022
Accepted: 06 Mar 2022

Published online: 28 Sep 2022 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article