The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Praises EPA Steps to Enhance Transparency for Antimicrobial Products


The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) praised steps taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow consumers to more easily access information about ingredients in antimicrobial pesticide products, such as disinfectants.

EPA announced that “consumers will be able to view inert ingredients for certain products by following a QR code or website link included on a product’s label. An inert ingredient is any substance other than an active ingredient that is intentionally included in a pesticide product.”

As noted by the agency: “Inert ingredients play a key role in the effectiveness of a pesticidal product. For example, in some instances, inert ingredients are added to extend the product's shelf-life.”

“The cleaning products industry has made strong commitments to providing more information than ever before about what’s in our products,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “EPA’s action enhances the ability of consumers to more efficiently use today’s digital technologies to access information about essential products like disinfectants.”

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and 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 chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.