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Wexford Labs, Inc., of Kirkwood, Mo., Selected as EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

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David Bryan (bryan.david@epa.gov)

Environmental News


(Lenexa, Kan., June 10, 2015) - Wexford Labs, Inc., of Kirkwood, Mo., is being recognized as one of 21 Safer Choice Partners of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 21 winners across 15 states have been singled out for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion, and use of Safer Choice products for the nation's homes, schools, and businesses.

Wexford Labs was one of six awardees in the in the Formulator-Manufacturer category. Safer Choice recognized Wexford Labs for its innovations in disinfectants and healthcare products. The company manufactures and distributes environmentally friendly cleaners and disinfectants.

To qualify for the Safer Choice (formerly "Design for the Environment") label, a product must meet EPA's Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. The Safer Choice Program currently has nearly 500 formulator-manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 products for both retail and institutional customers.

Wexford Labs formulated the first hospital-grade, Safer Choice-labeled product as part of EPA's pilot program on antimicrobial products. The company has also promoted the Safer Choice program to the healthcare industry.

The 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards will be formally presented at 2:00 p.m., June 22, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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