EPA Safer Choice

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program (formerly known as Design for the Environment) recognizes products that meet stringent ingredient- and product-level criteria.
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Safer Choice products do not contain known carcinogens, reproductive or developmental toxicants - and all components are reviewed against Safer Choice criteria. Even minor product components, like dyes and fragrances, are screened for safety.

NSF is the largest third-party Safer Choice reviewer of products. We perform ingredient-by-ingredient reviews of product formulations to screen for chemicals that may present serious health or environmental effects and recommend safer substitutes for chemicals of concern. Products for review include:

  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Window cleaners
  • Tub/tile cleaners
  • Laundry detergents
  • Floor care products
  • Pet care products
  • Car care products
  • Hand soap
  • And more

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