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Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Products on Human Health

Demonstrate that the products you produce or sell meet chemical regulations and do not have a negative impact on human health or the environment.

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As scientists and health experts learn more about the toxicity of some chemicals, there is a growing awareness in the media and among consumers regarding the safety of the environments we live in. Whether it’s the air we breathe, the materials we touch, or what we consume, we want to know that our surroundings won’t cause any adverse health impacts to us.

A large part of our environment is comprised of the products we interact with every day. Those products may be a source of emissions that impact our air quality, leach harmful substances into our food or water or might be unsafe to use or handle.

As knowledge evolves, it is no surprise that regulations are increasing globally surrounding hazardous chemicals in products. When regulations don’t exist, buyers are driving change, encouraging manufacturers to create safer products with transparent ingredients. In a building, these products can be part of a healthier ecosystem and are specified during the design and selection process. In consumer markets, products for personal and body care or for house cleaning, for example, can differentiate themselves from standard products and attract health-conscious buyers.

This pressure from regulators, consumers and specifiers brings many challenges to manufacturers and retailers in developing and selling safe and sustainable products.

UL Solutions has expertise in third party testing and certifications to help you demonstrate that the products you manufacture, or sell do not negatively impact human health or the environment.

Product emissions testing and certifications

The majority of everyday chemical exposure to people occurs through the air we breathe in our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments. These airborne chemicals can come from typical building and household products or from specialty products like medical devices, air cleaners, and cleanroom equipment.

UL Solutions can perform emissions testing and certify products to a variety of international criteria. As a global safety science leader, we have applied our indoor air quality (IAQ) expertise to empower a variety of retailers and product manufacturers to demonstrate that their products are healthy and have low chemical emissions.

Chemical management solutions for consumer products

As the concern over chemical safety in consumer products has risen drastically in the past years, many countries established regulations to restrict toxic chemical substances to protect consumers and the environment. Manufacturers and retailers need to stay on top of regulatory updates in this complex regulatory landscape.

UL Solutions can help manufacturers navigate these complex global regulations. For chemical management we offer a wide range of product and chemical content testing.

Stay compliant with global regulations and enhance sustainability through UL Solutions chemical management services.

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