When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and thatbased on the best currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgmentthe product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.
The Design for the Environment label is recognized by retailers as a mark of environmental preferability. To consumers, the mark means that products are better for health and the environment.
Design for the Environment has approved more than 2,000 industrial and institutional products.
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January 29, 2014 -- EPA issued final DfE alternatives assessments for DecaBDE and BPA.
The Flame Retardant Alternatives Assessment for Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DecaBDE) (PDF) (901pp, 10.84MB) evaluates and compares potential hazards associated with decaBDE and 29 alternatives. Read more.
The Alternatives Assessment for Bisphenol A (BPA) in Thermal Paper (PDF) (519pp, 3.72MB) evaluates and compares potential hazards associated with BPA in thermal paper and 19 alternatives. Read more.
January 23, 2014 -- EPA updated DfE’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL), adding 50 chemicals – bringing the number of safer fragrance chemicals to 150 and the total number of safer chemicals to nearly 650.