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Safer Choice

Connect with Safer Choice

Social media

facebook icon Like Safer Choice on Facebook Exit to keep tabs on the latest happenings in the program!

Twitter icon Use the hashtag #EPASaferChoice Exit and check out the live Twitter feed on the Safer Choice homepage.

Youtube icon Watch and share YouTube videos about the Safer Choice label.


Shareable graphics

Click on each image to download a larger file.

sponge with bubbles and Safer Choice labelWhat are your options for safer cleaning? Look for the Safer Choice label
cartoon cleaning supplies in a circle and the Safer Choice labelSpring cleaning graphic for household products
cartoon cleaning products with the Safer Choice labelSpring cleaning graphic for industrial products
 
sleeping dog with the Safer Choice labelSpring cleaning? Look for the Safer Choice label for options
shopping cart with the Safer Choice labelShopping for household cleaners? Look for the Safer Choice label
Look for EPA's Safer Choice label to find products with ingredients that are safer for schools and communitiesBack to School: Look for EPA's Safer Choice label
 

Fact sheets

Read and download fact sheets on Safer Choice for consumers, schools, municipalities, and manufacturers.


Blog posts

Read these blog posts for additional insight on Safer Choice's mission of promoting safer chemicals:


Safer Choice product search widget

Help get the message out about Safer Choice by adding this product search tool to your website:

To use this widget, simply copy and paste the following code into your webpage:

<iframe
src="/sites/production/files/widgets/saferchoice.html"
id="saferchoice"
width="210"
height="305"
scrolling="no"
frameborder="0"
marginwidth="0"
marginheight="0">
</iframe>

For more information about this widget, visit:  http://developer.epa.gov/safer-choice-label-widget/

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Introduction to the Safer Choice label

Shopping for household cleaners? Look for the Safer Choice label: The Safer Choice label helps consumers identify products made with ingredients that are safer for people and the environment.

 

Safer Choice-labeled products in action

These short video clips are perfect for sharing on social media!

    Cleaning a School Desk

 

   Mopping a School Floor

 

    Cleaning the Grill

   Washing the Car

 

    Carpet Cleaning

   Cleaning the Kitchen Counter

 

    Cleaning Glass

   Doing Laundry

 

    Mopping the Floor

   Washing Hands

 
 
 

 

Webinars

Safer Choice product review process webinar: In June 2016, EPA Safer Choice staff and staff from Safer Choice third-party profilers NSF International and ToxServices presented on a range of topics including the Safer Choice label, the product review process, and the Safer Chemical Ingredients List at a webinar hosted by ISSA. View the webinar, "Getting to the Nitty Gritty of Having Your Cleaning Product Recognized." Exit 

Safer Choice label announcement stakeholder webinar: In 2015, EPA hosted a webinar to announce the new Safer Choice label to program stakeholders.

 

Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards application process webinar: On November 2nd, Safer Choice hosted an Application Process 101 webinar for award applicants. This session provided tips on how to apply and guidance on what the judges are seeking from winners.

 

Safer Choice Partner Community: Watch an introductory video on EPA's new online system for submitting products for Safer Choice review.

 

Safer Choice Supplier Community: Watch an introductory video on EPA's new online system for submitting chemicals and ingredients for Safer Choice review.

 
 

These videos are also available on EPA's YouTube page.

Program News

Date News Item
April 28, 2016 EPA congratulates all of the 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners. Learn more about the winners.
December 16, 2015 EPA welcomed attendees to the first annual Safer Choice Partner and Stakeholder Summit in November 2015. 
Learn more about the Summit and download presentation materials.
September 8, 2015 EPA announces final alternatives assessments for flame retardants used in flexible polyurethane foam and printed circuit boards.
June 10, 2015 EPA congratulates all of the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners. Learn more about the winners.
March 4, 2015 EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announces the new Safer Choice label. Read her blog post
March 4, 2015

EPA is pleased to announce the new Safer Choice label to help consumers and purchasers find safer products. Learn more about the labelRead about the accompanying updates to the standard and criteria.

December 15, 2014 EPA announces an updated draft report of the DfE Partnership to Evaluate Flame Retardants in Printed Circuit Boards
December 8, 2014 Safer Product Labeling Program announces the 2015 Partner of the Year Awards
November 20, 2014 DfE clarifies the currently effective Interim Fragrances Criteria
September 8, 2014 EPA seeks feedback from the public on proposed label options for safer products
June 12, 2014 EPA issues final DfE alternatives assessment for hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)
EPA issues the draft update of a previous alternatives assessment on flame retardants used in flexible polyurethane foam
January 29, 2014 EPA issues final DfE alternatives assessment for DecaBDE
EPA issues final DfE alternatives assessment for Bisphenol A (BPA)