Why Support the HSF Mark?
1. Keep carcinogens out of your homes, gardens, cars: protect your health.
The amount of hazardous substances in the products that consumers use every day is significantly impacting people's health
throughout the world. Affected products include household appliances, household electronics, personal computers, printers,
network equipment, telephones, cell phones, pagers, portable electronic devices (PADs), video game equipment, toys, electric tools,
sewing machines, medical devices, lighting, smoke detectors, thermostats, electric scales, carpets, couches, chairs: just to list some of the items identified by WEEE and RoHS.
2. Support reuse and recycling that will not harm future generations. Obsolescence of products is becoming a major issue as technology tools continue to accelerate.
For example: more than 250 million personal computers became obsolete between 1999 and 2005.
This had a major impact on landfills throughout the world. This impact continues as billions of electronic devices become obsolete every year, only to be replaced by the latest technology.
If the products becoming obsolete are designed and manufactured to be free of hazardous substances and the waste management of these products includes responsible reuse and recycling,
the global impact of obsolescence is significantly reduced.
3. Keep your favorites retailers informed and accountable for selling safe products. We decide how and where we spend our hard-earned money. We can become a powerful motivator to drive governments
to enact protective legislation in the area of hazardous-substance-free products, but consumers are also strong motivators to drive industry to eliminate hazardous substances
in the products that are manufactured and sold.