The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List, including 119 fragrance chemicals for commercial and consumer cleaning products. The Safer Chemical Ingredients list was created in September 2012 and EPA continues to update the list with additional fragrances and chemicals.
The Safer Chemical Ingredients List, which now contains 602 chemicals, is intended to be a resource for manufacturers interested in making safer products; health and environmental advocates seeking to encourage the use of safer chemicals; and consumers seeking information on the ingredients in safer chemical products. It also serves as a guide for Design for the Environment (DfE) labeled products, which must meet EPA’s rigorous, scientific standards for protecting human health and the environment. More than 2,500 products are certified under the DfE Standard for Safer Products including all-purpose cleaners, laundry and dishwasher detergents, window cleaners, car and boat care, and many other products.