WASHINGTON, DC – The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) today released the following statement in response to the report from Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, “Right to Know: Exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products.”

“HCPA members embrace transparency and are leaders in sharing comprehensive information about the ingredients in their products,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA. “Breast Cancer Prevention Partners states in their report that HCPA ‘brought together some of the world’s biggest cleaning product companies and the nation’s leading NGOs to negotiate California’s historic Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017,’ a landmark law, endorsed by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, that requires precedent-setting ingredient and fragrance communication. This is a reflection of our member companies’ commitment to doing what is right for consumers and workers.”

“HCPA continues to stress the need for a consistent national model for ingredient communication that will safeguard consumers and workers with responsible and understandable ingredient communication options,” said Caldeira. “The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act is an excellent model for a national law and is supported by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. We look forward to working with them to find the right national policy solution.”

“HCPA strongly disagrees that the presence of certain ingredients, as asserted in the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners’ report, causes negative health impacts,” said Caldeira. “Household and commercial products are safe when used correctly and the bottom line is that these products are regulated by U.S. and international agencies that are charged with protecting people’s health and safety. We can all agree that ingredient communication benefits everyone. Consumers should be empowered with information so they can make more informed purchases, and workers should have the information they need to protect themselves. In pursuit of this shared goal, HCPA hopes that Breast Cancer Prevention Partners will continue to support the ground-breaking ingredient communication established by the State of California last year.”

Media Contact

Beth Ludwick

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

571-328-1350 | bludwick@thehcpa.org


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