Lesson 1, Topic 3 – How Verified HPDs are Perceived

• The HPD is a self-reported declaration of product contents and associated health information.

• A verified HPD should be seen by the marketplace as trustworthy. While non-verified HPDs have an important role to play in the material health field, verified HPDs are more likely to be a complete and credible report.

• However, HPDC’s TPV program does NOT provide certification or declaration that a product is “safer” or the more preferable choice. –Other certifications or programs may use HPD data to make health claims or product recommendations. Those programs often prefer or require verified HPDs for this purpose.