Independent Audit Confirms that LAS Meets U.S. EPA Ecolabel Criteria
An audit of environmental and human health data on LAS, conducted by the third party consulting group NSF International has confirmed that data provided by CLER meets the criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for cleaning product ingredients (surfactants) as part of the Design for the Environment (DfE) CleanGredient ecolabel program. DfE criteria include a requirement for data on biodegradability, aquatic toxicity, and human health and safety information. The audit confirmed that LAS is rapidly (readily) biodegradable, has acceptable aquatic toxicity and has no health and safety concerns.
This assessment again affirms the extensive environmental and health data available on LAS that document its outstanding safety profile.
The CleanGredient database is an ecolabel program, listing ingredients (surfactants, solvents, fragrances, and chelating agents) and suppliers that meet the criteria of the EPA DfE program. Products using ingredients that meet the DfE criteria may use the DfE logo on their packaging. LAS has been listed on the CleanGredient website since the website began operation in 2007.
A copy of the CLER listing for LAS may be found here.