Reports & Guides
We're pleased to provide reports, fact sheets and guides to help you make safer purchasing and lifestyle choices for everyday living. Check back frequently, visit our Viewpoint blog, or sign up for our newsletter to get updates, as new science is always emerging, new ingredients are being examined, and new products are becoming MADE SAFE® Certified. Also, if you don’t see a topic you're curious about listed, please reach out and let us know!
BABY + CHILD
MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition outline how chemicals can affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly growing babies, infants, and children. Sign up to receive a digital copy!
A quick guide to understanding the key chemicals of concern in conventional mattresses and shopping tips for a safer mattress.
Detox Your Sleep: Toxic Chemicals in Bedding, Safer Alternatives & Certified Products for Healthier Sleep
Mattresses and bedding can contain toxic chemicals linked to serious health problems – reading this report is the first step to safer sleep.
An overview of what’s inside dorm bedding and mattresses, as well as safer options and buying solutions.
Detailed yet flexible steps to get you started on the path to a more sustainable wardrobe.
Kick lice to the curb without high risk pesticides potentially harmful to your family and the environment.
A summary of health and environmental concerns regarding substances that provide water, stain, and grease resistance.
Continuous exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), even at low levels, can disturb the intricate workings of our body’s endocrine system.
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a synthetic plastic polymer used to wrap or suspend detergent formulations. While marketed as a sustainable water-soluble solution, in most situations it disappears but doesn’t degrade.
Conventional wipes wreak havoc on sewer systems when flushed, don’t break down in the environment, and can contain toxic ingredients. Learn more in our in-depth report.
Some of our best tips for healthy living, for anyone looking to cultivate healthier lifestyle habits and a safer home environment.
MADE SAFE is concerned with the frequency of use of nanoparticles, as we don’t believe nanomaterials have been properly assessed for human or environmental health effects.
Tips for choosing period products that are friendly to your body and to ecosystems.
Sunscreens contain ingredients that are associated with negative human and environmental impacts. This fact sheet overviews those ingredients and how to avoid them.
MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition combine their collective expertise to promote a healthy start for you and your family. Sign up to receive a digital copy!
Learn about alternative ways to help keep bugs at bay.
This fact sheet overviews active ingredients used in insect repellent and their concerns.
A quick guide to understanding key chemicals of concern in bug repellent, as well as safer options.
This deep-dive report includes information on common active ingredients in conventional insect repellent, their impacts on human health and the environment, plus safer options.