EPA: The Safer Choice

When you see a product with the Safer Choice label, it means that every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by EPA scientists. Only products that meet our Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human health and environmental criteria, are allowed to carry the label.

Meeting the Safer Choice Standard is voluntary. Companies who manufacture Safer Choice products have invested heavily in research and reformulation to ensure that their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum. These companies are leaders in safer products and sustainability.

Safer Choice products work well and are less toxic. They are safer for:

  •     You, your family, and pets
  •     Workers’ health
  •     Fish and the environment

In addition to safer ingredients, EPA’s Safer Choice Standard also includes requirements for:

  •     Performance
  •     Packaging
  •     pH
  •     Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)