Our Hazard List

Have you heard the news? Our Hazard List has been transformed into informative, in-depth, scientific summaries called Chemical Profiles, which can now be found on our Viewpoint blog.

Historical Context - What Was the Hazard List?

It was a pretty amazing resource: a comprehensive, scientific, thoroughly-documented list of ingredients and classes of ingredients that aren’t permitted in any MADE SAFE® Certified product.

Our Hazard List was different from others out there in that it included chemicals across product categories that impact human health and ecosystems, from baby products and personal care to bedding, cleaners, feminine care, and more. Many lists focus on just one category of products, like beauty, or one category of harm, like endocrine disruptors. 

With 300+ scientific citations, and reflecting many years of MADE SAFE screening, as well as inclusion of ingredients found in real-time within products currently on store shelves, this list was a pretty big deal. For example, it included some of our newest findings on flavor, bug repellent, preservatives, fragrance, retinol, and more. 

Here’s the thing, though: we didn’t create this list to be one more thing that you have to cross-reference every time you go shopping. Sometimes it seems like you have to be a full-time researcher these days, on top of everything else, just to figure out what’s safe to use with your family.

That’s why the MADE SAFE seal exists: we’ve done the hard work and the homework for you to vet all ingredients for known toxic chemicals, so you can see at the point of purchase what’s safe to use on your body, with your family, and in your home. The full list of chemicals we don’t permit in certified products is well into the thousands - and we don’t expect anyone to sift through that many chemicals (except our own science team, who actually are full-time researchers).

Rather, our Hazard List was a guide to help educate and explain what MADE SAFE does, and how we approach chemicals and ingredients while educating on common harmful chemicals. It was also a short-cut to knowing more about what is not included in any of our certified products, no matter the brand, type of product, or where it’s sold.

We also recognize that sometimes you just want some easy guidance about common hazards in products - after all, not every item on the shelves is MADE SAFE Certified (yet), and you still need to arm yourself with knowledge here and there.

Ultimately, we do hope to change the norm so that every product sold is made without harmful ingredients. In the meantime, our Hazard List (now expanded into Chemical Profiles on our blog) has some great data for your everyday shopping needs.

As we like to say, it’s always better to be MADE SAFE than sorry. We’ll help you get there!

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