This post originally appeared on Safer Chemicals Healthy Families.
A new seal is launching this month that certifies that consumer products are made without chemicals known to harm human health. With the MADE SAFE (Made With Safe Ingredients) seal, for the first time, people 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 made with safe ingredients that are not known to harm human health. The process screens ingredients against its Toxicant Database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of over 6,000 chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies from around the world—including all of the ingredients on Safer Chemicals Healthy Families’ Hazardous 100+list, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ Red List, Silent Springs’ List of Mammary Toxins, and several others.
This means that MADE SAFE certified products are made without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neurotoxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and harmful VOCs.
With over 84,000 chemicals in use today MADE SAFE doesn’t just prohibit the chemicals on “red lists;” it goes beyond to scrutinize materials and ingredients using modeling, predictive analysis and available science to see if there is concern for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (builds up in the environment), and for aquatic toxicity.
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