Anyone who plays a role in choosing products – a retailer, manufacturer, purchaser, product developer, owner, builder, or specifier – can help reduce the use of harmful chemicals. Choosing healthier materials not only protects the environment, your customers and employees, it’s also good for business. It can improve market differentiation, avoid brand liability, and support compliance with government regulations.
Important research & policy updates, and work from our Institute
What we learned from at-home PFAS testing.
Should Your Camping & Children’s Play Tents be Treated with Flame Retardant Chemicals?
What are your favorite seasonings for food - salt, pepper, ketchup, parm? How about a sprinkling of PFAS?
For furniture that is both healthy and fire safe, effective flammability standards are critical.
Our Institute's PFAS Data Hub brings to your fingertips a curated list of over 75 reliable databases with information on PFAS in products, contamination sites, government and private sector initiatives, biomonitoring, toxicity and more.
In the last 10 years, have you manufactured, processed or imported products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)? If so, be aware - the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon require a detailed report.
The Institute's recent study finding potentially harmful per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in more than half of makeup products tested—most of it unlabeled—received widespread media attention. Now makeup lovers across North America are asking us: How can I avoid PFAS in my cosmetics?
Support for managing per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) as a class is burgeoning, and producers of these “forever chemicals” are scrambling to mount a defense.
Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are some of the most commonly used flame retardants in consumer products today, especially electronics.