Navigation Links
Green Seal Ramps Up Environmental Standard for Household Cleaners
Date:9/26/2007

Green Seal Inc. - the Largest Independent Ecolabel in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Seal(TM) released the new GS-8, Green Seal's Environmental Standard for Household Cleaners. The original standard was developed in 1993, but with ever-increasing discoveries about the detrimental effects of certain chemicals to our environment and our health, it was determined last year that GS-8 required revision. Now available to manufacturers and consumers, the new GS-8 includes updates to specific performance testing requirements, packaging, and prohibition of carcinogens and reproductive toxins. It also includes updated criteria applying to aquatic toxicity and biodegradability, air pollutants, and skin/eye irritation.

"What prompted the revision of GS-8 is that there can be chemicals with potentially harmful health and environmental effects in household cleaners and the product labels often do not provide information to consumers to let them know what is in the product," said Cheryl Baldwin, Director of Standards for Green Seal.

Did you know that cleaning products are some of the most dangerous substances in the home? Linda Chipperfield, Vice President of Marketing for Green Seal, explains. "That danger has been cited by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency states the average American home contains 63 hazardous products. Their presence in everyday products raises concerns of possible health and environmental problems." In fact, many of the unregulated chemicals found in household products are not even allowed in workplaces due to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations."

The Green Seal-certified mark on a label assures consumers that a product has been carefully evaluated by an independent organization and found to meet leadership levels of health and environmental criteria as well as met requirements for product performance.

Chipperfield points out that "Consumers and the Market have shown a substantial increase in interest for green and non-toxic products. Consumers/Women who comprise just over 50% of the U.S. population, make over 80% of the consumer purchasing decisions and that consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of U.S. GNP. And, according to Supermarket News, the category of environmentally responsible household cleaners is performing so well that supermarket chains like "Price Chopper, Schenectady, N.Y.; Kowalski's Markets, St. Paul, Minn.; and Lakeland, Fla.-based Public are adding more SKUs to their product mix and doubling the space they give the category."

GS-8

The final revised standard of GS-8 is available on the Green Seal web site (http://www.greenseal.org)

About Green Seal Inc.

The non-profit Green Seal, based in Washington, D.C. has been identifying products and services that protect the environment from toxic chemicals, noxious fumes and wasted resources since 1989. Using a life-cycle assessment based labeling system, Green Seal is the premier independent ecolabel in the U.S. and helps define what "green" really means, guiding consumers and purchasers to make the right choice.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Green Seal
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eat greens to have a ever green heart
2. Green tea beneficial in preventing osteoarthritis
3. Eating Greens fights cancer
4. Green Onions Blamed in Outbreak
5. Green Tea Might Help Patients With Prostate Cancer
6. Have green tea to prevent prostate cancer
7. Yet Another Use For Green Tea Extract
8. Exposure To Greenery And Graffiti May Affect Obesity
9. Green Beans for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
10. Can Green Tea Prevent Alzheimers?
11. Protection against Alzheimer’s could be as simple as drinking green te
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. ... solutions to the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based company, ... for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app that ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in ... ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered ... The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ... , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer ... through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading ... a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released ... failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug ... only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... offering. The current unmet ... for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates a ... considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of a ... development is still in its infancy. Key ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: