The “non-toxic” label - what does it really mean?

Up until recently I hadn’t given the non-toxic label much thought, until I was contemplating putting them on the front of my Ecomonkey labels (I make paint and playdough over at www.ecomonkey.nz) After researching I was surprised to know it was a mostly redundant label in terms of what we think it means, and I was shocked to know what actually constitutes a “non-toxic” substance versus a “toxic” substance. So what do we think it means? That it is safe for the environment? safe to ingest? wont cause harm...? right? But what does it really mean? It means that the ingredients have been tested singularly or as a whole (mixture) on animals and will not cause serious harm if ingested, inhaled or i

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