Global Regulatory Updates

Consumer Products Treated with Antimicrobials US Environmental Protection Agency Position Background The presence of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) in or on various items has become of increased concern to consumers. In response to these concerns, many products (e.g., cutting boards, kitchen sponges, towels, cat litter, toothbrushes, and juvenile toys) are being treated with antimicrobial pesticides. Antimicrobial...

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Why USEPA’s Approach Makes Sense

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

Why the USEPA’s Approach to Antimicrobial Claims Makes Sense  The USEPA is often seen as being at odds with American business interests. We hear the construction industry voice its concerns about how the EPA focuses on the protection of some isolated endangered species while curtailing developments that create jobs. We also hear from the industrial giants about how restrictive the USEPA regulations on automobiles, factories and...

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