As a consumer, you have many choices
about the products you buy.

You may read product labels to find out information about what ingredients are in products and if they’re safe for you and your family to use. 

There should never be a question about the safety of the products you and your family use every day. That’s why chemical ingredients are highly regulated by federal agencies for safety.


Everything on Earth is made up of chemicals – from the food we eat and the water we drink, to the cars we drive, the clothes we wear and all of the products we use every day.

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The Science Behind Chemical Safety

Decisions about chemicals in products should be based on scientific approaches that consider the amount of a chemical ingredient in a product, as well as how people use the product and the extent to which they may come in contact with the chemical ingredients.

Below is information on some chemicals that you may be hearing about frequently, many of which have been approved by regulators and safely used for many years. Learn more about these ingredients, why they are found in different consumer products and what the science says about safety.


Retail Industry Leadership Group

The Center for Retail Compliance, a Retail Industry Leadership Group Initiative, has published Environmental Compliance Resources for Retailers to provide retailers with information to help them remain compliant and improve environmental performance.


SmartLabelTM, developed by the Trading Partner Alliance, provides consumers and others with access to detailed information about thousands of food, beverage, personal care, household and pet care products.

SC Johnson

What’s Inside SC Johnson provides information on the SC Johnson GreenlistTM program and how the company reviews every chemical used in its products for human safety and environmental health.


Unilever’s What’s in Our Products highlights information on ingredients used in personal care products and the company’s approach to developing safe products that meet regulations and consumer needs.


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