February 3, 2012
Sanitary Maintenance editorial staff
Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats proposed legislation in November 2011 that would require commercial and consumer cleaning products to list their ingredients on either the product label or packaging.
The Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act, H.R. 3457, would require manufacturers to list all ingredients their products contain on a label and also supply these lists online. Ingredients would be listed in descending order of predominance by weight. However, ingredients defined as trade secrets by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) would be exempt.