EPA designing ‘safer products’ label; seeking feedback

Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking feedback from chemical safety professionals and consumers to help select the most effective label to place on products that are deemed “safer.”

More than 2,500 products have earned EPA’s Design for the Environment Safer Product Label. The program recognizes cleaning products and other items that have been formulated with the safest possible ingredients for health and the environment, according to the agency.

EPA has proposed four possible labels to place on the products. The agency is asking stakeholders to submit their input by Oct. 31 on which designs are the most appealing and effective.

“We want consumers to be able to easily find safer products that work well,” Jim Jones, assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, said in a press release. “The agency wants to hear from the American people on which designs will help people identify household cleaning and other products that are safer for families and the environment.”