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EPA Expands List of Safer Chemical Ingredients

August 23, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. Included are 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products.

The Safer Chemical Ingredients List now contains 602 chemicals and serves as 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.