About SDAProduct SafetyEnvironmental Safety
Cleaning and Laundry products play an essential role in our daily lives. By removing soils, germs and other contaminants, they help us to stay healthy, care for our homes and belongings, and make our surroundings more pleasant. These products are used safely and effectively in homes, schools, businesses and healthcare settings by millions of people every single day, yielding improvements in both hygiene and overall quality of life.
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Product Safety
Product Safety A commitment to safety is a top priority from the time a company begins working on a new product and continues as long as the product is in the marketplace.

Companies evaluate the safety of existing cleaning products by talking with consumers, reviewing scientific developments and monitoring product use data that may affect the safety assessment process.

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Environmental Safety
Environmental Safety The cleaning products industry is committed to understanding the impact of its products and packages on the environment. With this understanding comes the ability to reduce their impact and improve their environmental quality.


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Cleaning News You Can Use
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a widely used surfactant in cleaning products, cosmetic, and personal care products. SLS's uses in these products have been thoroughly evaluated and determined to be safe for consumers and the environment.


Author Distorts the Facts about Cleaning Product Safety

The book "Everything Goes With Green" unfairly attacks cleaning products that are used safely and effectively by millions of people every day, according to The Soap and Detergent Association.


Ten Ideas For Keeping Kids Safe While Cleaning

SDA, a long-time member of the Poison Prevention Week Council, shares ten simple year-round reminders for consumers to help keep their families safe while cleaning.


Survey: Americans Say Cleaning Products Are Safe When Used As Directed

Nearly nine out of ten Americans believe the cleaning products they buy are safe when used as directed, according to a survey conducted for The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA).