Fragrance Industry Welcomes House Progress on TSCA Reform

Washington, DC – The International Fragrance Association, North America (IFRA North America) released the following statement from President Jennifer Abril regarding the “The TSCA Modernization Act of 2015”:

“IFRA North America is encouraged by the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy’s efforts to progress the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. The country needs a cohesive and unified national approach to chemicals management.

“IFRA North America applauds Representatives Shimkus, Tonko and all the sponsors for their leadership in supporting an update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). We also thank Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone for their leadership in encouraging the bipartisan support needed to move this important legislation forward.

“This legislation represents a commonsense approach, based on sound science, that will confirm ingredients are safe for their intended use and encourage innovation to ensure that materials production helps drives the US economy. We believe this proposal will support consumer and environmental health, eliminate business uncertainty, and allow US companies to compete efficiently in the global marketplace.“

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.

Gregory Minchak