MADE SAFE: A list of substances you should avoid

Day 103 – Back on Day 74, I shared a list of labels that could be trusted when making your daily purchases, both large and small. One of those labels mentioned was MADE SAFE.

“MADE SAFE® is America’s first nontoxic seal for products we use every day, from baby to personal care to household and beyond. We certify that products you use on your body, with your family, and in your home are made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health.” – MADE SAFE

MADE SAFE came out with a list of over 6,500 banned substances. These are substances that are prohibited in all MADE SAFE certified products. This list is backed by science from government agencies, scientific organizations and subject-area experts. The list is nearly five times the size of the European Union’s list of restricted substances, and is considerably larger than the lists of substances restricted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency – combined.

The MADE SAFE Banned list is only the start: MADE SAFE products are first screened for Banned List ingredients and materials, and then each substance goes through their entire ecosystem screening where further restrictions apply.

The MADE SAFE Banned List includes known:

  1. Behavioral toxins
  2. Carcinogens and probable carcinogens
  3. Heavy metals
  4. Developmental toxins
  5. Reproductive toxins
  6. Endocrine disrupting compounds
  7. Toxic flame retardants
  8. Neurotoxins
  9. High risk pesticides
  10. Endangered plants
  11. Persistant pollutants
  12. Chemicals of concern due to other toxicity endpoints

The MADE SAFE Banned List is not a complete list of prohibited substances in MADE SAFE certified products, but merely represents the first step in the certification process.

You can search the MADE SAFE Banned List by substance name or you can use the website to find products that have undergone a rigorous process to become certified safe for you and the planet.

Tomorrow, getting the kids on board to a more sustainable way of life.

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