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February 28, 2014 11:14 AM

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ACI Statement on Introduction of "Chemicals in Commerce" Draft Legislation

Washington, DC, February 28, 2014 – The American Cleaning Institute ( released the following statement from President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg in response to Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiling a "discussion draft" of the Chemicals in Commerce Act in the U.S. House of Representatives:

"Chairman Shimkus has brought forth an important contribution in the effort to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act. We applaud his ongoing efforts to listen to a variety of stakeholders and encourage bipartisan support on an issue that’s critical to the cleaning product supply chain.

"We believe that improvements in TSCA should reflect recent progress in science and technology and advance further innovations. A strengthened TSCA has the potential to promote even greater innovation in the development of evermore sustainable cleaning products.

"ACI will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats and the industry supply chain to bring about congressional passage of a smart, modern, credible, science-based approach to regulating chemicals in commerce at the federal level."

To read more about ACI’s views on strengthening chemical regulations, visit


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 ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.