CEC Resources

Chemical Footprint Resources

These resources are intended to inform consumers about personal care and household products to use to reduce the amount of contaminants entering our water.

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Guide to Contaminant-Free Shopping
This buyer’s guide is intended to help consumers avoid exposure to harmful contaminants through making informed shopping choices. This guide includes a glossary of CFPs, and then provides information covering the categories of food and personal care products. The guide provides information about each CFP to watch out for, where it is found, alternative product choices, and local stores to purchase the safer items. Consult this buyer’s guide when you are making your shopping list or bring it along to the store to consult for safe product purchases.

IES Chemical Footprint Contaminant-Free Beauty Products Guide
This guide and recipe resource is intended to help consumer avoid exposure to harmful contaminants through making informed shopping choices and making your own contaminant-free beauty products. It includes a glossary of CFPs, and provides information covering the essential oils that are great for skin and hair care. The guide provides information about how to use natural oils, along with some easy recipes to make a variety of non-toxic skin and hair care products with simple ingredients. Consult this guide and recipe list to protect yourself and your family from contaminant exposure and to reduce your “chemical footprint”.

IES Chemical Footprint reading and viewing list
The Chemical Footprint (CFP) Reading and Viewing List includes a list of easily available information about Chemical Footprint and alternatives to CFPs. Special thanks to the Jefferson County Public Library in Golden.