DfE Consumer Products

The Design for the Environment (DfE) label is now the Safer Choice label. Safer Choice products are equivalent to DfE-labeled products. Safer Choice-labeled products must meet the same high standards – EPA’s Safer Product Standards – as products with the DfE label.

DfE to Safer Choice

What is the Safer Choice label?
Finding products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be easy—that’s why EPA created the Safer Choice label. The Safer Choice label helps you identify products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance. When you see a product with the Safer Choice label, it means that every ingredient in the product has been evaluated by EPA scientists. Only the safest ingredients are allowed in products with the Safer Choice label.

Our product review process is grounded in more than 40 years of EPA experience evaluating the human health and environmental characteristics of chemicals. Products that carry the Safer Choice label must meet requirements for:

  • Safer chemical ingredients
  • Performance
  • Packaging
  • Ingredient disclosure
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

The Safer Choice Program includes products designed for homes and businesses. They are safer choices for your workplace, schools, and community. For a complete list you can link to: www2.epa.gov/saferchoice/products.

Safer Choice Products
Safer Choice labels a wide range of products, including:

  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Appliance cleaners
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Car cleaners
  • Carpet cleaners
  • Degreasers
  • Dish detergents
  • Floor care products
  • Furniture cleaners
  • Glass cleaners
  • Hand soaps
  • Laundry products
  • Kitchen and countertop cleaners
  • Pet care products
  • Wood cleaners