While the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot help you make good choices in every aspect of your life (like whether enjoying all those Friday morning donuts at the office was truly a good idea), it has released its “Safer Choice” label to help you make safer choices when purchasing cleaning products. If a product has a Safer Choice label, every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by EPA scientists, and the product meets EPA’s requirements for performance, packaging, pH, and volatile organic compounds. More than 2,000 products qualify to carry the Safer Choice label. For manufacturers interested in getting the Safer Choice label on your products, visit EPA’s Safer Choice website for manufacturers.
So, while you might not be excited about spring cleaning for a variety of reasons (no judgment here), exposure to unsafe chemicals does not have to be one of them.