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May 22, 2013 11:36 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian Sansoni (ACI), 202-662-2517 (office) / 202-680-9327 (mobile) or via email at bsansoni@cleaninginstitute.org 

American Cleaning Institute Statement: Introduction
of the "Chemical Safety Improvement Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2013 – The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI), the trade association for the U.S. cleaning products industry, issued the following statement from Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, regarding the introduction of the "Chemical Safety Improvement Act":

"The introduction of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) represents a breakthrough for modernizing chemical regulation in the United States. Senators Lautenberg and Vitter deserve great credit for their commitment to move this measure forward.

ACI and our member company cleaning product manufacturers and suppliers have been pressing for common sense, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the law and reassert American leadership on chemical management.

We know that there are still many details to work through and much language to review. But getting to this stage raises the hope that TSCA can be updated in a way that truly protects consumers and allows manufacturers to innovate and produce increasingly sustainable products for many years to come."

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The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.