The Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program advances
EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The program
uses EPA’s chemical expertise and resources to carefully evaluate products and
to label only those that have met the program’s highly protective standards. By
allowing use of the logo on products, EPA empowers consumers and commercial
buyers to select safer chemical products that do not sacrifice quality
or performance and are safer for people and our planet.
Design for the Environment (DfE) labels a variety of chemical-based products,
like all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and carpet and floor care
products. Look for the Design for the Environment logo when you purchase
products. Join and support this national effort to protect human and
environmental health. EPA allows only safer products to carry the Design
for the Environment (DfE) seal. This mark allows consumers to quickly
identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and
are safer for families.
When you see the DfE logo on a product it
means that the DfE scientific review team
has screened each ingredient for potential
human health and environmental effects
and that—based on the best currently
available information, EPA predictive
models, and expert judgment—the product
contains only those ingredients that pose
the least concern among chemicals in their class.
Product manufacturers who become Design for the Environment partners and
earn the right to display the Design for the Environment logo on recognized
products have invested heavily in research, development and reformulation, to
ensure that their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of
the health and environmental spectrum, while maintaining or improving
The Design for the Environment seal is recognized as a mark of environmental
safety. To consumers, the mark means that products are better for health
and the environment. SafeNow Products have qualified and proudly display
the DfE seal to insure your safety and peace of mind.