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ToxFMD | Screened Chemistry | textiles

ABOUT 

ToxServices established Screened Chemistry in 2014 in conjunction with Levi Strauss & Co. with the goal of advancing public health and environmental protection around the world. Screened Chemistry is the concept of identifying the use of safer alternatives while eliminating hazardous chemicals in the textile industry.  In a Screened Chemistry approach, human health and environmental impacts are fully evaluated so dangerous chemical substitutions are avoided. 

Levi Strauss & Co., Nike Inc., H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their efforts surrounding safer textile chemistries as part of their work with the ZDHC Foundation. ToxServices’ Full Materials Disclosure® Program (ToxFMD®) is an integral part of the Levi Strauss & Co. Screened Chemistry Program and supports hazard reduction and informed substitution.

ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® Program is our flagship certificate program to demonstrate conformance with Screened Chemistry requirements. ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® provides a streamlined, affordable assessment that screens textile treatment formulations and allows ZDHC brands to easily identify safer alternatives and fulfill their commitment to using safer textile auxiliaries.

There are three levels of ToxFMD® assessment:

  • ToxFMD® Level 1 evaluation: This assessment is designed to assess hazards and MRSL level conformance of a formulation

  • ToxFMD® Level 2 evaluation: This assessment is designed to verify that systems or processes are place to minimize the release of hazardous chemicals to environment (air, water, soil), and that health and safety practices are in place to protect workers.  This is a desk audit and does not require an on-site visit.

  • ToxFMD® Level 3 evaluation: The requirements of a ToxFMD® Level 3 evaluation are identical to a ToxFMD® Level 2 evaluation, with the exception that an on-site visit to the chemical supplier is performed as part of a ToxFMD® Level 3 evaluation to evaluate chemicals stewardship and environmental management systems first-hand.  

 
 

ToxFMD  STEPS

ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance

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DISCLOSURE

Full disclosure (to ToxServices) of all intentionally added ingredients present at any concentration, and residuals or impurities present at or above 0.01% (100 ppm) in the formulation. 

 

Note: for substances with ZDHC MRSL v. 2.0 limits that are < 100 ppm, supplier disclosure must be sufficient to determine whether such chemicals are present at levels greater than their ZDHC MRSL v. 2.0 limits. If not, testing may be required.

ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® Level 1 Conformance

= ZDHC MRSL v. 2.0 Level 1 Conformance

ASSESSMENT

Formulation assessed against the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) (v. 2.0)

Formulation assessed against the U.S. EPA Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL)

Formulation assessed against the GreenScreen® (GS) List Translator (LT) to identify LT-1 listed chemicals

Perform an LT-1 Summary assessment of any chemical identified as an LT-1 by the GS List Translator

Perform a GreenScreen® assessment for any intentionally added non-polymeric chemical not on the SCIL, and perform a GreenScreen® assessment for monomers > 0.1% in polymeric ingredients

Perform a ToxFMD® polymer assessment of any intentionally added polymeric ingredient, and perform Safer Choice functional class criteria screen for residuals > 0.01% in the formula

ToxFMD  LEVEL 1 RESULT

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The ToxFMD® Review has determined that NO chemical present in the product formulation is:

  • Listed on the ZDHC MRSL v. 2.0 of Hazardous Chemicals at or above the specified formulation limit

  • Considered "Not Acceptable" under the ToxFMD® Program Criteria

OUTCOME
  • Once awarded your ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® Certificate, your formulation will be added to the partnering ZDHC brands’ shared Preferred Formulation List (PFL), generating increased sales for your formulations 

  • Additionally, your formulation will be eligible to be listed in ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module, an advanced search engine for formulations that are conforming to ZDHC's MRSL

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ToxFMD
ACCEPTABLE

ToxFMD  LEVEL 1 RESULT

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ToxFMD
NOT ACCEPTABLE
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The ToxFMD® Review has determined that at least one chemical present in the product formulation is:

  • Listed on the ZDHC MRSL v. 2.0 of Hazardous Chemicals at or above the specified formulation limit

  • Considered "Not Acceptable" under the ToxFMD® Program Criteria

SOLUTIONS

TOXSERVICES

ToxServices was founded in 2003 by Managing Director & Chief Toxicologist Dr. Margaret H. Whittaker. The scientists at ToxServices offer more than a decade of expertise in toxicology, risk assessment, comparative hazard assessment, and the application of science to promote human health and environmental sustainability.

 

Our head offices are in Washington, D.C. and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have professionals located across North America and the United Kingdom who work with clients across the across the globe, including North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

MISSION

ToxServices' aim is to resolve complex human health and environmental issues through the application of sound science, risk assessment and the principles of environmental sustainability and to continue to evolve and expand services as environmental and human health needs require.

 

CONTACT

Obtain a quote for ToxFMD
Screened Chemistry® services.

For quotes, inquiries or a discussion about our services, please call +1 202 429-8787 (USA) or complete the form below.

Limited Time Special Offer!

Receive a free 6-month trial of ToxFMD Screened Chemistry® Library after you have completed your first ToxFMD review.

Head Office

1367 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.,

Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20036

United States of America

Phone
+1 (202) 429 8787
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