Chemical Regulations

Cleaning Products and Chemical Regulation

 Cleaning products such as bathroom cleaners, glass cleaners, disinfectants, and other chemical cleaners are the most highly regulated product category in the commercial cleaning industry.  ISSA members comply with a myriad of state and federal laws and regulations to ensure that their products are safe for the environment and human health, and are effective in maintaining a safe, sanitary and healthful conditions whether it be where we work, learn or play.

Despite the extensive body of existing regulations, chemical cleaners continue to be the target of proposed new laws such as packaging restrictions, ingredient disclosure, “end of life cycle” disposal, and chemical management generally. 

Additional Resources

ISSA actively monitors, reports, and acts upon state and federal proposed laws and regulations that impact chemical cleaners.  The association and its members support and advocate for laws and regulations that are:

  • Tailored to effect their purpose without being unduly burdensome
  • Based upon sound science
  • Technically feasible
  • Do not present an unreasonable economic burden
  • Uniform in their application across the nation
  • Do not degrade product effectiveness

2022 State Pesticide Registration Survey 
California Considers Regulating NPE Containing Laundry Detergents
Formulators: Ensure your Chemical Ingredients Are on the EPA Active List
Distributors Transitioning to WHMIS 2015