Safer Chemicals at Home, Work and School

Date: September 20, 2021

Do you know what is lurking in your cabinets? Consumers are not always aware of the toxic chemicals or dangerous materials that make up the ingredients of the products that are brought into the home. Visit the Household Hazardous Waste website for more information.

Did you know that cooking is chemistry? You and your family can make your own safe alternative household cleaners and products with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Visit this fact sheet for ideas and recipes. 

Want to reduce hazardous or chemical waste at your businesses? Visit this blog post for ideas on how businesses can reduce chemical waste. 

Did you know that schools also need to be concerned about chemical safety? From art rooms and science labs to wood and metal shops, and even the custodial department use and store toxic chemicals. Visit our Schools webpage for information about how the Pollution Prevention Program helps school address safe handling, storage and disposal of chemicals and products in all areas of the school campus.

Want information about safe cleaning products and more? Visit EPA’s Safe Choice website which helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and contain ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment. You can browse lists of Safer Choice Certified Products, DfE-Certified Disinfectants and Pesticides. 

Are you confused about products labeled “environmentally friendly,” “eco safe” or “green?” Check out EPA’s Buying Green for Consumers webpage.