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Hazard list blog imageHave you seen our new Hazard List™ yet? It’s a pretty amazing resource: a comprehensive, scientific, thoroughly-documentedlist of ingredients and classes of ingredients that aren’t permitted in any MADE SAFE® certified product. This list doesn’t just belong to Made Safe; it belongs to every product we certify.

Our Hazard List is different from others out there in that it includes chemicals across product categories that impact human health and ecosystems, from baby products and personal care to bedding, cleaners, feminine care, and more. Many lists focus on just one category of products, like beauty, or one category of harm, like endocrine disruptors. 

With 300+ scientific citations plus reflecting three years of MADE SAFE screening and the use of ingredients found in real-time within products on store shelves, this list is a pretty big deal. For example, it includes some of our new findings on flavor, bug repellent, preservatives, fragrance, retinol, and more. 

Here’s the thing, though: we didn’t create this list to be one more thing that you have to cross-reference every time you go shopping. Sometimes it seems like you have to be a full-time researcher these days, on top of everything else, just to figure out what’s safe to use with your family.

That’s why the MADE SAFE seal exists: we’ve done the hard work and the homework for you to vet all ingredients for known toxic chemicals, so you can see at the point of purchase what’s safe to use on your body, with your family, and in your home. The full list of chemicals we don’t permit in certified products is well into the thousands—and we don’t expect anyone to sift through that many chemicals except our own science team (who actually are full-time researchers).

Rather, our Hazard List is a guide to help educate and explain what Made Safe does and how we approach chemicals and ingredients while educating on common harmful chemicals. It’s also a short-cut to knowing more about what is not included in any of our certified products, no matter the brand, type of product, or where it’s sold.

We also recognize that sometimes, you just want some easy guidance about common hazards in products—after all, not every item on the shelves is MADE SAFE certified (yet), and you still need to arm yourself with knowledge here and there.

Ultimately, we do hope to change the norm so that every product sold is made without harmful ingredients. In the meantime, our Hazard List has some great beta for your everyday shopping needs, including cool, easy-to-understand infographics like this one on flavor,, this one on titanium dioxide, or this one on BPA. 

As we like to say, it’s always better to be MADE SAFE than sorry. We’ll help you get there!

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