Fragrance Industry Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Act

Washington, DC – The International Fragrance Association, North America applauds the Senate for passing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety of the 21st Century Act. This step is a significant milestone in the effort to reform our nation’s chemicals management policy and we hope it can be enacted without delay.

“We thank the Members of the Senate for passing this critical piece of legislation,” said Jennifer Abril, President of IFRA North America. “This bill is a demonstration in bipartisanship and signifies the overwhelming support for meaningful reform. We look forward to the conference committee quickly resolving the outstanding differences so the President may sign the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety of the 21st Century Act into law.”

We thank the Senate leadership from both parties with special praise to Senators Udall, Vitter, and Inhofe for reaching across the aisle and working to ensure the legislation was based on sound science that would protect the health of consumers, encourage innovation and allow US companies to compete in the global marketplace. We would also like to recognize Senator Booker for his contribution in updating the nations chemicals management regulatory framework. This legislation will provide much-needed and sensible updates to our nation’s chemical laws that will reflect the current marketplace and use of our products.

About IFRA North America
IFRA North America represents over 90% of all fragrances developed and sold in the United States and Canada. Our member companies create and manufacture fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design and industrial and institutional products, all of which are marketed by consumer goods companies. IFRA North America also represents companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.

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