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EPA expands Safer Chemical Ingredients List

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(WECT) - The Environmental Protection Agency added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List Wednesday.

According to the news release, for the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products have been added to the list.

"Fragrances are an important yet complex part of many consumer cleaning products. By adding fragrance and other chemicals to the Safer Chemical Ingredients List, EPA continues its commitment to help companies make safer products and provide the public with greater access to chemical information," said James Jones, acting assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

The Safer Chemical Ingredients List serves as a resource for manufactures interested in making safer products. It also serves as a guide for Design for the Environment (DfE) labeled products, which must meet EPA's rigorous, scientific standards for protecting human health and the environment.

According to the news release, the Safer Chemical Ingredients List was created in September 2012 and the EPA continues to update the list with additional fragrances and chemicals.

Click here for the complete list of Safer Chemical Ingredients. On mobile? Use this link: http://1.usa.gov/145lY2S.

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