EDF is working to remove chemicals of concern from the products we use every day.
Consumer products contain tens of thousands of chemicals, with more entering the marketplace each year. Many chemicals are now detected routinely in indoor air, food, drinking water, house dust and – most disturbingly – our bodies. Some have been linked to disorders and disease, but often, the impact of these chemicals on our health does not become well-known until many years later. Regulatory oversight of the health and safety of these chemicals is lacking. We need a new paradigm, but not one that relies solely on improved government oversight. We need companies – all along the retail supply chain – to revolutionize how business is done.
That’s why EDF is committed to significantly reducing people’s exposure to hazardous chemicals in consumer products. In our 25 years of partnering with business, we believe that working with companies to adopt safer chemical policies is part of the solution.