Non-Toxic, Does it really exist!
We received some recent correspondence from a customer very concerned over our product warning information. Â The customer suggested that they wouldn’t have chosen our products and or certain colors of ours because they could have purchased the same colors in another brand labeled as non-toxic. Â The fact is, our products are no more dangerous than the competitive brands, yet our choice was to provide greater transparency in labeling.
I am very proud of our efforts to assure our customers that we will continue to uphold the most rigorous labeling standards in our industry. Â We owe that to our customers and our staff. Â This means that our products will all be evaluated by our own Safety and Compliance Director, Ben Gavett as well as an independent certified toxicologist according to ASTM labeling standards, D4236.Â Ben in his role has been dedicated to assure that we don’t simply meet the minimum standard for labeling, but to exceed it. Â On our label for products that do not require warning labels we use the following language:
“There are no currently known health hazards associated with anticipated use. (Most chemicals are not fully tested for chronic toxicity.) Â To ensure safety; avoid ingestion, excessive skin contact and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors.”
We add these precautions because it is just good general hygiene when working with any chemicals. Â Most consumers are not aware that most chemicals have not been fully investigated for chronic toxicity. Other companies may choose to label a very similar product as simply non-toxic, and according to Federal standards, this is absolutely fine. Â We simply chose a different path, and if someone should choose not to use our colors because of the information we provide that is certainly their choice, but it is certainly not a safer one.