Jelmar has entered into a partnership with the EPA’s DfE formula for safer chemistry to promote the health of you our customers and the environment. As we can all appreciate, the EPA is concerned about the effect certain chemicals might have on the environment, the health and safety of workers and the public who use cleaning products or may come in contact with them.
The EPA’s DfE formula for safer chemistry believes that companies can improve the environmental and health profile of their products by using ingredients that are inherently less toxic, less environmentally persistent, less bio-accumulative, and that degrade to substances with similar desirable characteristics when compared to ingredients in some conventional formulations.*
Jelmar's formulas of CLR, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner, CLR Septic System Treatment, CLR Stain Magnet, CLR Mold & Mildew Remover and Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner met the requirements outlined in the DfE's review process and offer improved health and environmental characteristics. These products contain no inorganic phosphates, hazardous solvents, or environmentally harmful surfactants. Instead, they use a proprietary blend of ingredients, which exhibit more positive environmental and human health characteristics than conventional cleaning formulations.
In addition, CLR, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner, CLR Septic System Treatment, CLR Stain Magnet, CLR Mold & Mildew Remover and Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner only use surfactants that biodegrade readily to non-polluting substances, which helps relieve stress on the environment, especially threats to aquatic life, making them formulated with the environment and human health strongly in mind.
CLR, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner, CLR Septic System Treatment, CLR Stain Magnet, CLR Mold & Mildew Remover and Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner are also formulated to help ensure a safe workplace. Users of these products benefit from ingredients that include no components that pose serious hazards. This benefit is amplified for janitors, maintenance staff, housekeepers, and others who must use cleaning chemicals in confined spaces on a daily basis. Importantly, a safer health profile especially benefits children, who spend a large part of their day in indoor environments and can be particularly sensitive to the chemicals in some cleaning products. Also, the mild pH, low volatility, and low potential to catch fire enhance the safety profile of CLR, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner and CLR Septic System Treatment.
While grateful to Jelmar for formulating their products for the health of our citizens and the environment, the EPA’s DfE formula for safer chemistry cannot endorse* any given commercial product. You, however, can endorse these efforts thru the purchase of these exceptional products.
For more information on the EPA's DfE go to www.epa.gov/dfe.
* EPA/DfE recognition does not constitute endorsement of CLR, CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner and CLR Septic System Treatment, CLR Stain Magnet, CLR Mold & Mildew Remover and Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner. The Design for Environment logo signifies that the formulas for these products, as Jelmar has represented them to the EPA, contain ingredients with more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional cleaners. EPA/DfE relies solely on Jelmar, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of these products. EPA/DfE has not independently identified i.e., chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formulas, nor evaluated any of Jelmar's non - ingredient claims. EPA/DfE expresses its judgment and professional opinion only as to the environmental and human health characteristics of the products, based on currently available information and scientific understanding.