The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement today, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA, about how household and commercial product manufacturers are helping to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19. Manufacturers of these products, such as kitchen and bathroom disinfectants, as well as the companies that make hand sanitizer, are significantly increasing production to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
These companies have instituted best practices to keep employees safe while working overtime to keep up with demand and bring these products to market. These efforts have helped reduce shortages in cleaning products on store shelves, which are critical to protecting lives and the well-being of families at this time.
HCPA member companies manufacture and sell $180 billion annually of products that are used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining and disinfecting homes and commercial environments, and they are committed to continuing operations in the event of a national emergency to mitigate the consequences of the outbreak.”