San Francisco Environment Department

Screen For a Safer Clean

Be a Label Reader!

When you clean and disinfect your home, you shouldn’t have to worry about exposure to chemicals that harm your health. But many common cleaning products contain hazardous ingredients that can cause asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Now more than ever, protecting the health of yourself and your loved ones matters. Choose safer cleaning and disinfecting products that avoid harmful ingredients and are just as effectiveLearn which products to look for and where to get them.

I am a San Francisco: Resident | Small Business

Choose safer cleaning and disinfecting products – here’s how:

Look for products that have trusted labels - Products with these labels are just as effective, but avoid harmful ingredients like  ammonia and chlorine bleach that can cause health issues.

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Find safer all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, furniture polish, and more using the EPA’s Safer Choice product search tool.  
Find EPA-approved disinfectants with safer active ingredients using the SF Approved search tool.

Find your nearest store that carries safer products* 

*Please note: Product availability may be affected by the pandemic. Call ahead to stores  to confirm product availability.

In the map above, featured retailers appear in yellow and large retailers appear in blue.

Read product labels - Many cleaning products contain hazardous ingredients. If you see the words “caution”, “warning”, or “danger” on a cleaning product’s label, read the fine print to protect  your family’s healthBe sure to follow printed instructions closely.

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Small Business

Attract customers to your business! Commit to carrying safer cleaning and disinfecting products and your business will be featured on our store locater, where SF residents can find you.

Choose the right products - Carry products with the Green Seal and EPA Safer Choice labels*

Use safer products in your business - Safer cleaning and disinfecting products protect the health of employees and customers by avoiding exposure to chemicals that can cause or trigger asthma. This is especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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