ADA (American Dental Association)
Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Over 300 oral health products, including toothpastes, dental floss, toothbrushes, mouth rinses, denture adherents and chewing gum carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance, universally recognized by consumers as a symbol of safety and effectiveness
APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association )
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. The APMA Seal of Acceptance is granted to footwear, insoles, hosiery, materials, and equipment that allow for normal foot function and promote quality foot health.
CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)
It is a law that was enacted in August of 2008. The stated purpose of this bill is to “establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children’s products and to reauthorize and modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission.” The CPSIA requires that all products intended for children under 12 are tested and certified as meeting the lead limits as set forth in the law. Phthalate testing is also required for toys intended for children under 12 or “child care articles” for children under three.
The cruelty-free movement was developed from veganism into a philosophy of life that aims to avoid all the products of cruelty to humans or animals.
EWG’s Skin Deep is an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products, launched in 2004 to help people find safer products, with fewer ingredients that are hazardous or that haven’t been thoroughly tested. 0-2 is the safe range, 0 being completely non-toxic.
A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy.
Kosher food is food prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws. OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency. For over 80 years, the Orthodox Union has set the bar for the highest standards of kosher certification.
Established in 1944, NSF International is an accredited, third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify they meet these public health and safety standards.Look for the mark and you’ll find a safer product.
Established in 2oo3, Non GMO Project is a third party verification program to assess products’ compliance with Non-GMO Project Standard. The verification seal indicates that the product bearing the seal has gone through their verification process, which assure that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.
MACT Award (Mom Approved, Child Tested)
Established in 2007 by two moms, the MACT award seal utilizes independent testing and give valued confidence to consumers who are looking not only for the best products but also the safest alternatives, free of any harmful toxins and manufactured with the gentlest carbon footprint!
Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.