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 electric generators can be. Some of these restrictions are obviously overdue and bring about proper protections, others appear to be hard to justify in any light. The USEPA policies regarding antimicrobial claims that can be made for products sold under the treated articles exemption have been around for well over a decade and have had a rather logical progression that has been relatively easy to figure out and to follow.