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Product Safety Requirements Applicable to Household Cleaning Supplies (US)

General Purpose Disinfectants (EPA)

Antimicrobial pesticides used on inanimate surfaces, such as disinfectants and sanitizers, are subject to the EPA pesticide regulations and must be registered. Please see more information from the EPA here:


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The Toxic Substances Control Act addresses the manufacturing, processing, distribution, use, and disposal of commercial and industrial chemicals.  The Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) establishes pollution prevention as the national policy for controlling industrial pollution at its source. TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon, and lead-based paint. Products covered by the acts include, but are not limited to, household cleaning products, air fresheners and deodorizers, floor and furniture polish, dishwashing soap, drain cleaners, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, epoxies, paints or stains. For more information on TSCA please visit the EPA site here: