CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary GUIDES
The CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary is the only source for definitions of the chemicals used specifically in household and automotive care consumer products. Companies engaged in ingredient communication can use the CSPA Dictionary to assure maximum transparency for consumers who want to know what ingredients are in the products they buy and use.
Consumers can access information on product ingredients through the free CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary Guides which cross-reference CSPA Names with trade names, CAS numbers, and other technical names. Through referencing these Guides, consumers can better understand the ingredients lists on company web sites.
The three free CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary Guides can be downloaded from the following links:
- CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary Technical Name Guide
- CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary Trade Name Guide
- CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary CAS Numbers Guide
The CSPA Dictionary was created to provide standard nomenclature for companies participating in CSPA’s voluntary industry ingredient communication initiative. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) Standard for Safer Products also identifies the CSPA Dictionary as an appropriate nomenclature system and encourages its use for DfE participants The CSPA Dictionary also serves to standardize and define ingredient nomenclature for the new Walmart requirement for ingredient communication announced in 2014.