The new CleanGredients makes it easier for businesses to make safer products—and for consumers to find them

Shoppers want safer and healthier products for their families, and EPA’s Safer Choice certification makes it easier to find them. The Safer Choice label is found on nearly 2,500 household, institutional, and industrial cleaning products, as well as a growing number of other products ranging from pet shampoo to bike lubricant. The label provides consumers with reassurance that every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by independent toxicologists and is among the safest in its functional class for humans, pets, and the environment. All products that receive the certification also must meet performance standards, as well as product-level standards for pH and volatile organic compound (VOC) content, and receive final approval from EPA before they can carry the label. The Safer Choice program, originally known as Design for the Environment, has existed for over 15 years, and is backed up by the expertise and experience of the Safer Choice team at EPA as well as EPA’s resources for evaluating chemical safety.