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PURA STAINLESS PIONEERS NEW SEAL THAT PROTECTS FAMILIES FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS
NONTOXIC CERTIFIED products from Pura have been lab-tested to ensure they don’t contain known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, or other known harmful chemicals
SANTA BARBARA –Pura Stainless is leading the way in consumer health and safety by pioneering the revolutionary new NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal. The company’s baby, children’s, and sport bottles with this emblem are available in stores and on the company’s website starting today. As the first comprehensive human health certification to cross consumer product categories, the NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal empowers shoppers to find and purchase items that have been lab-tested for known toxic chemicals so they know which products are safe for use on their bodies, with their babies, and in their homes.
Pura is the first bottle company with products that bear the NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal.
“We have long believed that plastics have no place in juvenile feeding and adult hydration bottles and have worked tirelessly to create products that have no plastic content,” said Roger Moore, CEO of Pura Stainless. “As the only 100% plastic-free bottle line in the world, Pura is excited to see an independent body focused on the highest standards in human health and environmental safety. The NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal will aid consumers around world in their quest for products devoid of toxic chemicals. We are proud to be the first bottle to achieve this status.”
While many bottle manufacturers bear BPA-free claims, mounting scientific studies show that BPS, its replacement, is linked to endocrine disruption and potentially just as toxic as BPA. Plastics can also commonly contain phthalates, a class of chemicals used to soften plastics that’s been linked to hormone disruption and reproductive harm. The NONTOXIC CERTIFIED lab testing process ensures that items don’t contain any toxic chemicals known or suspected to harm human health. This certification is independent third-party verification that ends consumer confusion around what is truly safe to buy.
“We’re proud to partner with Pura to give people a guiding light in the darkness around product safety,” said Amy Ziff, founder and executive director of the NONTOXIC CERTIFIED certification. “This seal means that the product meets the highest standards of human health safety in this country. No one else is performing whole product lab testing.”
Pura is the only 100% plastic-free feeding system on the global market, and it’s the only bottle system that converts from baby bottle to sippy cup to sport top as children grow. Made of food-grade stainless steel without an internal liner, all components of Pura bottles have been deemed safe for human health.
The NONTOXIC CERTIFIED process starts with a screening process called MADE SAFE, which examines ingredients and product materials for known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, behavioral toxins, flame retardants, heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, toxic solvents, harmful VOCs, or GMOs. This process also aims to close data gaps by screening each material and ingredient for persistence, bioaccumulation, and general and aquatic toxicity. Each and every ingredient has been scrutinized by a scientist.
Once products have passed the ingredient screening, they go on to be lab tested to ensure that the product as a whole doesn’t cause harm to human health. This phase actually looks at how ingredients and components of a product interact with each other in mixture.
“NONTOXIC CERTIFIED is revolutionary, and it’s the future of safe product formulation,” says Ziff.
While several baby, personal care, and household companies are rolling out the MADE SAFE seal for ingredient screening, Pura is one of the first to pioneer the gold standard lab-tested NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal. Certified bottles can be found at https://www.purastainless.com/purchase/
The MADE SAFE and NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seals solve the chemical conundrum that has vexed consumers for decades. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently in use in the US, and the majority are untested. Increasing studies are linking chemicals in everyday products to a wide range of serious health problems, from cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption, to learning disabilities, developmental problems, and inftertility.
But with scant legislation, little to no regulation around chemicals in commerce, and undislosed ingredients, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to ascertain whether or not a product may cause harm to their families. What’s worse, consumers are forced to navigate a sea of greenwashing with meaningless claims like “green” or “eco”. While they can turn to single-chemical claims like “BPA-free” or “phthalate-free”, no single trusted symbol has existed to signal consumers that products are truly free from chemicals that can harm their health.
“As a parent, this is the certification I want for the bottles I use with my own family in my home,” said Ziff.
MADE SAFE™ and NONTOXIC CERTIFIED™, America’s first comprehensive human health certification to cross consumer product categories, is a nonprofit with the goal of making it possible for consumers to easily find safe products while also offering brands and retailers a road map to making and selling products that are made with safe ingredients. Founded by Amy Ziff with a mission to change the way products are made in America and around the world, the certification scrutinizes ingredients and ingredient mixtures to avoid using materials linked to known human health harm. It is imperative that consumers always follow the manufacturers guidelines for use when using certified products. For more information, visit http://www.madesafe.org.
Pura Stainless was conceived with a simple vision… to provide the safest and most adaptable juvenile feeding and adult hydration solutions to consumers around the world. We are proud to combine market-changing innovation with an award winning eco-progressive business model. Pura has been recognized with thirty-one product and business awards propelling our brand into more than 40 countries. But merely manufacturing the best bottles in the world is only half the battle; the true measure of our success is the leadership role we take in helping to make the planet a better place. To that end, we are committed to continuously developing initiatives that mitigate the use of plastic bottles/accessories, reduce wasteful consumption, and provide revenue streams to worthy environmental concerns. Most importantly, we remain a family-owned business with an eye on continuous innovation and an unparalleled focus on quality. For more information, visit http://www.purastainless.com. We hope you will give us a chance to prove our value. One Life… One Bottle™
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NEW SEAL HELPS CONSUMERS IDENTIFY PRODUCTS MADE WITHOUT
KNOWN TOXIC CHEMICALS
Certification ensures that items across consumer product categories are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, or other chemicals found to harm human health
NEW YORK – Products carrying a revolutionary new certification that helps protect consumer health are hitting shelves today. The MADE SAFE™ (Made With Safe Ingredients™) seal empowers shoppers to find and purchase items that have been screened for known toxic chemicals, so that for the first time, consumers know at the point of purchase which products are made without known harmful chemicals for use on their bodies, for their babies, and in their homes.
MADE SAFE literally means a product has been made with ingredients not known to cause human health harm. The first human health-focused certification to cross consumer product categories, these emblems can be found on verified personal care, cosmetics, baby, and household items beginning this year.
“Our seal is a guiding light in the darkness around product safety,” said Amy Ziff, founder and executive director of the MADE SAFE certification. “We make it easy for people to find products made without known harmful chemicals, for companies to construct products using safer ingredients, and for retailers to select and showcase products that aren’t known to cause harm.”
Products bearing these seals don’t use ingredients considered known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, behavioral toxins, flame retardants, heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, toxic solvents, VOCs, or GMOs, according to scientifically authoritative “red” lists.
Initial brands working toward certification of their products with the MADE SAFE seal include: Alaffia, Annmarie Gianni Skin Care, Good Clean Love, healthy hoohoo, Just So Natural Products, Naturepedic, Rejuva Minerals, Sustain Naturals, SW Basics and True Botanicals.
“Alaffia is proud to be part of pioneering the MADE SAFE seal, which will help consumers feel confident about their purchases,” said Shane Hart, Director of Communications & Sales for Alaffia. “We believe in responsibly balancing traditional ingredients with science for the benefit of people and the environment and are excited to be able to better communicate this with our customers.”
“You shouldn’t need a degree in chemical engineering to know if a product contains ingredients that could harm you, your family or the environment,” said Barry Cik, founder of Naturepedic. “Even if you have that degree, though, a lack of transparency may still leave you guessing what’s actually in your product. MADE SAFE gives everybody, scientists and non-scientists alike, an easier way to find safer, healthier products.”
“In support of all who seek truly safe and effective products, True Botanicals has taken the important step of seeking MADE SAFE™ Certification,” said Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals. “This decision reinforces our overall mission to deliver results without toxins and to push the beauty industry to do the same. Amidst a sea of misinformation, MADE SAFE is offering the most comprehensive product safety evaluation available today. We are proud to be making products that meet these rigorous standards.”
MADE SAFE certifies individual products with these three steps:
- It ensures ingredients aren’t known to harm human health by screening against its Toxicant Database made up of scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and government agencies around the world.
- Independent chemists scrutinize the materials and ingredients to see if there are known bioaccumulation, environmental persistence, or aquatic toxicity issues using available data and modeling software like EPI Suite, QSAR, and EcoSAR ToxCast.
- It reviews the supply chain to explore issues of likely potential contamination.
MADE SAFE utilizes subject matter experts for data questions and/or lab analysis of ingredients, and exercises the Precautionary Principle in cases of ingredients where ingredients are likely to cause human health harm.
Using these steps, the certification goes beyond most standard practices with an aim to alter the way products are made in this country.
Products that have passed MADE SAFE will have the option of moving on to NONTOXIC CERTIFIED, in which they’re lab-tested in totality to ensure that no new toxins are formed in mixture, there’s no supply chain contamination, and to validate the screening in a lab environment.
“The MADE SAFE screening process is phase one of our certification, and it’s about starting with a base of safe individual ingredients.” said Ziff. “Nontoxic Certification will go over and above to ensure that ingredient mixtures aren’t linked to unnecessary exposures that cause human health harm. This is revolutionary; it’s the future of safe product formulation in our country.”
Pioneering this gold standard certification is Pura Stainless, which makes 100% plastic-free baby, child, and sport bottles.
“We have long believed that plastics have no place in juvenile feeding and adult hydration bottles and have worked tirelessly to create products that have no plastic content,” said Roger Moore, CEO of Pura Stainless. “As the only 100% plastic-free bottle line in the world, Pura is excited to see an independent body focused on the highest standards in human health and environmental safety. The NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seal will aid consumers around the world in their quest for products devoid of toxic chemicals. We are proud to be the first bottle to achieve this status.”
“Our goal is to fundamentally change the way products are made in this country, and we look at this as a journey. You have to start with MADE SAFE to get to NONTOXIC CERTIFIED. We’re giving manufacturers an easy way to think about human health and safety in the beginning of the R&D process so that we can ultimately eliminate toxic chemicals from the marketplace,” said Ziff.
The MADE SAFE and NONTOXIC CERTIFIED seals are aimed at solving the chemical conundrum that has vexed consumers for decades. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently in use in the US, and the majority are untested. Increasing studies are linking chemicals in everyday products to a wide range of serious health problems, from cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption, to learning disabilities, developmental problems, and infertility.
With scant legislation, little to no regulation around chemicals in commerce, and undisclosed ingredients, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to ascertain whether or not a product may cause harm to their families. What’s worse, consumers are forced to navigate a sea of greenwashing with meaningless claims like “green” or “eco.” While they can turn to single-chemical claims like “BPA-Free” or “paraben-free,” no single trusted symbol has existed to signal consumers that products are made without toxic chemicals that can harm their health.
“As the first certification of its kind to encompass all consumer product categories, people finally have a trusted go-to for finding safer items—from baby bottles to bedding to beauty products and more,” said Ziff.
QUOTES FROM OTHER PARTICIPATING BRANDS:
Annmarie Gianni Skin Care: “We hand craft organic skin care that guarantees beautiful, glowing skin, and that’s why it makes sense for us to pioneer this seal to protect people from toxic chemicals in products they use on their bodies.”
Wendy Strgar, Founder & CEO, Good Clean Love: “Good Clean Love was founded on the premise that sexual health products can be as good for your body as they feel good during the experience. This is why we’re so proud to carry the MADE SAFE seal to align certification with our overall product philosophy.”
Andrea Fabry, Owner, Just So Natural Products: “As the owner and operator of Just So Natural Products I am thrilled to join with MADE SAFE! Together we hope to take the mystery out of label reading and offer consumers peace of mind when it comes to safe cleaning and personal care products. I love the accountability as a business owner and applaud MADE SAFE for blazing this trail!”
Brenda Hyre, Rejuva Minerals Inc. President: “For 10 years, Rejuva Minerals has hand-selected only the safest ingredients to produce our beautifully pigmented, naturally derived and organic cosmetics. And now, we have taken additional steps to substantiate the safety of our products. We are proud to say that we have met the strict set of standards associated with the revolutionary new third-party certification program called MADE SAFE. MADE SAFE scrutinizes each and every ingredient, even checking the supply chain to rule out potential contaminants. We are excited to start offering MADE SAFE certified products and spreading the word about this new third party certification program.”
Meika Hollender, Co-Founder, Sustain Naturals: “We’re excited to see the MADE SAFE certification process come to life, because it serves as another layer in ingredient transparency, empowering consumers to make informed decisions about what they put in and on their bodies.”
MADE SAFE™ and NONTOXIC CERTIFIEDTM, America’s first human health-focused certification to cross consumer product categories, is a nonprofit with the goal of making it possible for consumers to easily find products that are made without known harmful chemicals or ingredients while also offering brands and retailers a road map to making and selling safer products. Founded by Amy Ziff with a mission to change the way products are made in America and around the world, the certification scrutinizes ingredients to avoid using materials linked to known human health harm. It is imperative that consumers always follow the manufacturer guidelines for use when using certified products. For more information, visit http://www.madesafe.org.