Safer Choice Meaning
The EPA allows safer products to carry the Safer Choice label. This mark allows consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families. All L44 products have earned the right to use the Safer Choice logo.
When you see the Safer Choice logo on a product it means:
The Safer Choice scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects.
The product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment.
Product manufacturers who become Safer Choice partners and earn the right to display the logo on their products have invested heavily in research, development, and reformulation to ensure that their ingredients and finished products line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance.
Safer Choice Assurance
How does the EPA ensure that products bearing the label are really safer?
The Safer Choice Team, comprised of EPA scientists who have studied chemicals for 30 years or longer, carefully looks at each product ingredient – no exceptions. They start with information that scientists already know about each ingredient, such as how it works in a detergent and how it affects living things.
Where that information doesn’t tell the full story, Safer Choice looks at an ingredient’s chemical structure – its components and shape – to understand how it could impact the environment and people. A chemical’s structure can tell a lot about how the chemical will behave and what types of effects it may have when it comes in contact with people or the environment.
How We Qualify For Safer Choice Labeling
Safer Choice allows only the best products in their class use of the logo. The Safer Choice Team compares a chemical’s characteristics to other chemicals in the same class; that is, solvents are compared to other solvents, and surfactants (wetting agents) are compared with other surfactants. Before Safer Choice allows their logo on a product, they make sure that only the safest ingredients from each class are used. We are proud to say, all L44 products meet the Safer Choice criteria, as well as other institutions, for environmental and human safety, and carry the logo that you can count on for truly green chemistry.
If you would like more technical information, please read on!
Safer Choice Logo
Safer Choice is located in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). OPPT has regulated chemicals for more than 30 years and has unique expertise in understanding the impacts of chemicals on people and the environment.
When you see the Safer Choice logo on a product, expect the safest possible ingredients. This logo means that the EPA’s review team has screened each ingredient in the product for potential human health and environmental effects. It also means that – based on hazard and risk information, the latest models and predictive tools, and expert scientific judgment – the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.
For example, if a Safer Choice-recognized product contains a surfactant, then that surfactant will not be toxic to human health and it will biodegrade readily to non-polluting degradation products. Many surfactants in conventional products biodegrade slowly or biodegrade to more toxic and persistent chemicals, which threaten aquatic life.
Safer Choice Review Team
Safer Choice formulator review is especially discriminating and protective. This program is unique because of two defining characteristics: its assessment methodology and its technical review team.
The Safer Choice technical review team has many years of experience and is highly skilled at assessing chemical hazards, applying predictive tools, and identifying safer substitutes for chemicals of concern. The review team applies the Safer Choice assessment methodology by carefully reviewing every product ingredient. The review includes all chemicals, including those in proprietary raw material blends and colorants, which manufacturers share with Safer Choice in confidentiality.
Order Your Safer Choice L44 Today
We are so glad you’re searching for a greener cleaner and realizing the importance of keeping our waterways, our land, and our people safe while cleaning and working. Custom Compounders is your partner for a safer, greener work environment and a better world. If you’re ready to save time and money while using the best “green” degreasers on the market, go ahead – contact us for your first shipment of L44. We offer special pricing for multiple cases and automatic reorder is available. 855-638-8661