In an article published on February 25, 2016 by the non-profit investigative news organization FairWarning, Brian Joseph reports on a new label for consumer products containing no potentially hazardous chemicals for humans. The non-profit organization Made Safe will launch two labels to certify that products are made without toxicants, Made Safe™ and Nontoxic Certified™.
The Made Safe™ seal ensures that a product does not contain unsafe or potentially unsafe chemicals by checking the product’s ingredients against the organization’s own toxicant database. The database includes behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), flame retardants, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), heavy metals, neurotoxins, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, reproductive toxins, toxic solvents, and harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The Nontoxic Certified™ seal ensures that a finished product is safe by testing it for toxins in a laboratory. This shall confirm that “no new toxins are formed in mixture, there’s no supply chain contamination, and […] validate the screening in a lab environment.” Made Safe intends to certify a wide range of products such as cosmetics, clothing, bedding, cleaning products, as well as food packaging – basically “anything in the home that’s not food.”
The founder and executive director of Made Safe, Amy Ziff, will present her organization and product labels at the Food Packaging Forum’s fourth annual workshop on October 25, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Brian Joseph (February 25, 2016). “Dueling labels seek to anoint products free of toxic chemicals.” FairWarning
Randall Cassidy (March 8, 2016). “Make sure the products you’re putting on your body are not toxic.” EcoWatch