​Chem​icals

DSC uses Intercon’s Blue Planet brand of cleaning chemicals. Many of them are DfE certified. 

Design for the Environment 
 
"When people use Design for the Environment-labeled products they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices"
 

What does the Design for Environment label mean?

When consumers see the Design for the Environment (DfE) label on a product, they can be confident that the ingredients have been through a rigorous EPA review. The label means that EPA scientists have evaluated every ingredient in the product to ensure it meets DfE's stringent criteria. When people use Design for the Environment-labeled products they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices.

There are many ‘eco-labels’ in the marketplace, how is Design for the Environment's labeling program different?

Design for the Environment's labeling program is different from other eco-labels in several important ways:

 
First, we are focused on chemistry and identifying safer chemicals. Our approach to product review is grounded in the EPA’s more than 40 years of experience in evaluating the human health and environmental characteristics of chemicals. This expertise enables us to go beyond established lists of ‘bad actor’ chemicals and to use expert judgment to determine the likely health and environmental hazards of chemicals that haven’t been widely studied.

 
Second, we look at a full set of health and environmental endpoints based on a range of data, experimental and modeled, and expert judgment.

 
Finally, we work closely with companies to help them understand the chemistry of their products and to select safer alternatives to chemicals that pose potential health or environmental concerns.

 
For more information, please visit the EPA Design for Environment website.