WHAT DOES THE SAFER CHOICE LABEL MEAN?
Participation in the Safer Choice program is voluntary. Companies who make products carrying the Safer Choice label have invested heavily in research and reformulation to ensure that their products meet the Safer Choice Standard. These companies are the leaders in safer products and sustainability.
Products have to pass stringent criteria in order to earn the Safer Choice label. The Safer choice program reviews more than just the product ingredients.They review performance, pH, packaging and more to ensure that products with the label are safer for you and your family. Once a product meets the safer Choice Standard, EPA conducts annual audits to ensure the standards continue to be met.
EVERY INGREDIENT IS REVIEWED
Before a product can carry the Safer Choice label, EPA reviews all chemical ingredients,regardless of their percentage in the product. Every ingredient must meet strict safety criteria for both human health and the environment, including carcinogenicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, toxicity to aquatic life, and persistence in the environment. EPA Safer Choice products are the Safest Choice for you your family, pets and the environment.
SAFER CHOICE STANDARDS
ADDRESS A BROAD RANGE OF POTENTIAL
TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS, INCLUDING:
- Carcinogens - mutagens - reproductive or developmental toxins
- Persistent bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals
- Systemic or internal organ toxicants - asthmagens - Sensitizers
- Chemicals on authoritative lists of chemical concerns
CHEMICALS THAT EXHIBIT ENDOCRINE ACTIVITY ARE CLOSELY EVALUATED. THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH TOXICOLOGICAL HAZARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Safer Choice label signifies that the formula for this product, as Berkley Green has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on Berkley Green, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of this product. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of Berkley Green’s non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice provides its evaluation only as to the product’s human health and environmental characteristics, as specified in the Safer Choice Standard and based on currently available information and scientific understanding.
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