Chemicals Regulation Will Benefit Consumers, According to CSPA

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#TSCA–Yesterday, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for
the 21st Century Act, which will modernize the nation’s
chemicals management policy for the first time in 40 years. The
legislation, which is a product of bi-partisan negotiation, will assure
consumers that chemicals in household and institutional products have
been evaluated and found to meet a risk-based safety standard by
scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), which represents
companies manufacturing and marketing products to consumers and
institutions.

“We are proud of the role we have played in the process of the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization over the past eight years,”
said Chris Cathcart, President and CEO of the Consumer Specialty
Products Association. “When the late Senator Frank Lautenberg began this
effort to reform TSCA, CSPA committed to working in good faith with
everyone in the House and Senate and with stakeholders on all sides of
the issue. We have stood by our commitment throughout the process, and
the final legislation reflects CSPA’s input on behalf of our members and
the input of NGOs and allied trade associations.”

CSPA appreciates the leadership of Chairman of the Senate Environment &
Public Works Committee James Inhofe, Ranking Member Barbara Boxer and
Senator Tom Udall and Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee
Fred Upton, Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus, Ranking Member Frank
Pallone and Representatives Diana DeGette and Gene Green.

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade
association representing the interests of companies engaged in
manufacturing, formulating, distributing and selling more than $100
billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help
household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier
environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of
people globally. Products CSPA represents include
disinfectants
that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air
fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles
that eliminate odors; pest
management
products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning
products
and polishes
for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect
and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles;
aerosol
products
and a host of other products used every day. Through its
product stewardship program, Product
Care®
, and scientific and business-to-business
endeavors, CSPA provides its members a platform to effectively address
issues regarding the health, safety and sustainability of their products.

Contacts

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Erin Donovan,
202-833-7311
edonovan@cspa.org