Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EPA Updates Safer Choice Label

EPA’s Safer Choice program is a way for consumers to make smarter buying choices concerning their health and the environment. The Safer Choice label, which has a new design, is given to products with safer chemical ingredients so that consumers can play a role in protecting each other and the environment. The program is voluntary, and EPA reports that currently more than 2,000 products qualify to carry the label.  

The update replaces the older Design for the Environment label. EPA reports it spent more than 1 year gathering ideas and new label options, with feedback from manufacturers and environmental and health advocates. According to the agency, the new Safer Choice label will be available in stores later this spring and summer. In addition to its label for consumer products, slightly different versions are available for product manufacturers and fragrance-free. Visit EPA’s Safer Choice website to learn more and to search for products that carry the label.