With cleaning solvents, there are potential concerns for the following hazards: carcinogenicity, acute mammalian toxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, repeated-dose toxicity, neurotoxicity, and environmental fate and toxicity. The Safer Choice Criteria for Solvents were developed for the alcohol, ester, ethylene glycol ether, and propylene glycol ethers solvent classes. Structural definitions of these classes are included in the Safer Choice Criteria document.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Criteria for Solvents (PDF)(14 pp, 314 K)
- Criteria for VOC-exempt Solvents (PDF)(1 pg, 22 K)