Newswise — Washington, D.C. – March 5, 2020 – Knowing that hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting products are important tools in preventing the spread of infections, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) website now features a “Cleaning for Coronavirus” page with updated information for consumers and companies alike.

“Targeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keeping families and communities safe,” says Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “We are showcasing the advice of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other agencies in recommending how handwashing with soap and water, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers and using disinfecting products properly are important tools in helping control the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

ACI’s Cleaning for Coronavirus page is updated throughout the week with new information from public health and government agencies as well as news stories with useful advice for the public.

“ACI is proud to echo the science and research-based messaging of CDC, EPA and other organizations from around the world who are working around the clock to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“We will continue to focus our year-round outreach efforts on describing the safe, proper and beneficial ways to use hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting products to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.”


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The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors.  ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.