Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Concerns remain over green chemistry rules

July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) said it will review the latest iteration of California''s proposed safer products regulations, according to a press release.

ACI''s comments on previous revisions pointed out numerous shortcomings, the release stated.

According to the release, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control released the latest version of the Safer Consumer Product regulations, which would put in place rules affecting thousands of products.

"ACI and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices," said Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI senior director of environmental safety.

"We''re concerned that little has been done to address the scientific validity of the proposed regulation and the excessive burden it would place upon the economy, while at the same time offering little in the way of benefits to consumers," DeLeo added.

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