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EcoLogo to Develop Standards for Safer Pool and Spa Chemicals

June 24, 2009

Source: EcoLogo


RPN received the following press release from EcoLogo: 


Safer Chemicals for Swimmers and Bathers

The EcoLogo Program Launches Development of Pool and Spa
Chemical Standard

PHILADELPHIA June 22, 2009 – The number of residential pools in North America has
risen sharply over the past 50 years from a few thousand to more than seven million.
With more people frequenting pools and spas, special attention needs to be paid to the
chemicals used to maintain them. The EcoLogo Program is pleased to announce the
initiation of its first environmental standard for pool and spa chemicals.

“Chemicals used in pools and spas can contain substances potentially toxic for the
environment and human health,” explained Scot Case, Executive Director of the
EcoLogo Program. “This new EcoLogo standard will define clear criteria that products
must meet before they can claim environmental leadership.”

The EcoLogo Program is reaching out to interested individuals and companies who
want to participate in a process that will reduce the environmental and human health
impacts of pool and spa chemical products.

EcoLogo standards are developed in an open, public, transparent process. The process
begins by outlining key environmental issues and questions to be addressed by the
standard. Anyone is able to participate, including parents, pool and spa chemical
manufacturers, government agencies, and non-profit advocacy groups.

The EcoLogo Program is inviting anyone interested in helping to develop or review the
pool and spa chemical standard to email Terri Cundy at:, or call:
(613) 247-1900 x242.

About EcoLogo:
EcoLogo is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labeling program approved by the Global
Ecolabelling Network, an international association of eco-labeling programs, as meeting
the ISO 14024 standard. EcoLogo was established in 1988 and today is one of the most
recognizable eco-labels in North America. For more information, visit


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