Does Simple Green test on animals?
Since the early 1990's, Sunshine Makers, Inc. (the makers of Simple Green brand products) has not conducted any mammalian testing, and does not perform animal testing for its products on any ongoing basis. When a new product is introduced, non-mammalian test methods are done by third-party laboratories in order to assure consumers and regulatory agencies of the safety of the product. On occasion, aquatic toxicity testing has been done on fish because the nature of our product causes it to come into contact with the aquatic environment during disposal. While non-fish aquatic toxicity assessments exist, we choose those tests that are preferred by the EPA's Safer Choice program, consisting of fish, crustacean, and algae tests. However, these tests are also not performed on any ongoing basis.
During our 40 year history, Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner has been used all over the world to save lives of birds and mammals caught in oil spills and chemical lagoons, because it enables them to be cleaned and then returned to the wild with minimal stress and no ill effects. Simple Green has also been used to maintain safe and clean environments for mammals, birds, and fish that are temporary guests of veterinary clinics and wildlife rehabilitation centers (such as the World Bird Sanctuary, The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, and the Dolphin Rescue Center,) as well as for those animals that are permanent residents of zoos, aviaries, and aquatic centers (the National Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, Wellington Zoo, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are a few examples.)
Is Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner safe for use around my pets?
Yes, Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner
can safely be used around pets. Of course, we do recommend using common sense caution when using in pet areas. Pets should be removed from the immediate cleaning area. Never leave puddles or containers of cleaning solution where pets or wildlife can drink, because, due to its detersive properties, Simple Green can cause upset stomachs and diarrhea. See our cleaning tips for specific uses around pets, livestock and even birds.