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EPA’s Pollution Prevention Program Claims ‘Not Provable’

There is no proof that the EPA’s Design for the Environment program has cut use of hazardous chemicals, according to a report released by the agency’s inspector general, Bloomberg reports. In addition, the agency can’t claim the program is cost-effective because it has no controls in place to measure cost-effectiveness. … Read more »

EPA Releases Draft Risk Assessments of Chemicals in Household Products

The EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments on five chemicals found in common household products. The five assessments address the following chemical uses: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; trichloroethylene (TCE) as a degreaser and a spray-on protective coating; antimony trioxide (ATO) … Read more »

Most Consumers Distrust Cleaning Products’ Safety

Most Consumers Distrust Cleaning Products’ Safety

Household chemical manufacturers rank themselves at or ahead of the curve in product safety; yet, consumers remain concerned about product safety, and 65 percent believe cleaning products have not improved over the past five years, according to research by Underwriters Laboratories. On average, 73 percent of consumers do not believe … Read more »