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The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and CleanGredients, the database of market-ready chemical ingredients pre-approved to meet U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice standard, have announced a partnership to increase information about safer ingredients in HCPA’s Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary.

The Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary is used by formulators of household and automotive care products as a resource for ingredient nomenclature, regulatory status, and functions, among other features. Now, users will be able to find CleanGredients-listed trade name ingredients and mixtures that contain a particular chemical in the database, then click directly to access the relevant CleanGredients profiles for more information.  

A listing in CleanGredients indicates that an ingredient has been pre-screened by independent, third-party reviewers and meets the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program’s criteria. Using CleanGredients-listed ingredients simplifies the Safer Choice certification process and ensures that the ingredients are safer options for both human health and the environment.

“We are excited to partner with HCPA, both to help product formulators more easily access information about safer ingredients, and to enable chemical suppliers who have invested in developing and screening safer ingredients to gain greater recognition for their efforts,” says Elizabeth Ritch, Project Manager at GreenBlue who leads the CleanGredients program.

Ingredient suppliers that are existing HCPA Dictionary subscribers should visit to get their trade names listed in Product Ingredients Dictionary. Any trade names in the Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary that are also listed in CleanGredients will be indicated as such in the Product Ingredients Dictionary ingredient profile.