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Newswise: ACI to Host Webinar on CDC’s New Resource for Schools: Clean Hands and Spaces
Released: 19-Jul-2022 8:05 AM EDT
ACI to Host Webinar on CDC’s New Resource for Schools: Clean Hands and Spaces
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Join the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) as we showcase the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new online training resources - Clean Hands and Spaces - for educators, administrators, and supporting personnel in K-12 schools and early care and education settings. Sign-up now for the free August 4 webinar.

Newswise: ACI’s Future Leaders Launch New Ingredient Communication Tool
Released: 15-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
ACI’s Future Leaders Launch New Ingredient Communication Tool
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) previewed the launch of a new ingredient communication tool, ‘What Cleaning Ingredients Do,’ designed to enhance consumer understanding through greater transparency and building trust with consumers.

Newswise: Hey, Don’t Forget to Clean the Fridge: 1 in 3 Americans Unfamiliar With Details on Appliance Upkeep
Released: 26-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
Hey, Don’t Forget to Clean the Fridge: 1 in 3 Americans Unfamiliar With Details on Appliance Upkeep
American Cleaning Institute

More than one-third of Americans (36%) are not familiar with manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and maintaining their home appliances, such as refrigerators, HVAC systems, or washers and dryers, according to findings released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI).

Newswise: “C is for Clean”: New Resources for Clean and Healthy Child Care
Released: 19-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
“C is for Clean”: New Resources for Clean and Healthy Child Care
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is launching a refreshed version of its C is for Clean toolkit, a resource for parents and child care workers amid continued efforts to keep children and child care facilities healthy and clean.

Newswise: ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office Has Necessary Funding
Released: 17-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office Has Necessary Funding
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) urged congressional leaders to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) receives the funding necessary to ensure that new, innovative and safe cleaning products can reach consumers quickly.

Newswise: National Cleaning Week: New ACI Blog Reflects Shifts in Consumer Perceptions of Cleaning
Released: 29-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT
National Cleaning Week: New ACI Blog Reflects Shifts in Consumer Perceptions of Cleaning
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) celebrated National Cleaning Week (March 27 – April 2) by launching their rebranded blog, which will now be called Cleaning Is Caring.

Newswise: Storing Cleaning Products Safely? Survey Shows Safe Storage Trumps Easy Access, Aesthetics
Released: 21-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Storing Cleaning Products Safely? Survey Shows Safe Storage Trumps Easy Access, Aesthetics
American Cleaning Institute

A recent survey conducted by Ipsos for American Cleaning Institute (ACI) showed that functionality trumps aesthetics when it comes to cleaning product storage. For National Poison Prevention Week, Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with ACI to remind parents and caregivers to be especially attentive about keeping cleaning products out of the reach and sight of children.

Newswise: Three Out of Four Americans Spring Clean Yearly, Increasing Focus on Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Home
Released: 9-Mar-2022 1:35 PM EST
Three Out of Four Americans Spring Clean Yearly, Increasing Focus on Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Home
American Cleaning Institute

Yearly spring cleaning is on the rise in 2022, according to new consumer data released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). The survey, conducted by Ipsos, found that 78% of Americans spring clean at least once per year, up nearly 10% from just one year ago.

Released: 8-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
American Cleaning Institute Convenes with Leading Safety Experts at PrevCon 2021
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is joining hundreds of top safety experts and partners virtually at the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon, July 12-16) for a week of conversation focused on preventing unintentional childhood injuries. ACI will highlight product and packaging innovations designed to help prevent unintentional child injuries, as well as key industry initiatives, such as the Packets Up! campaign.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
ACI, CDC Launch Redesigned “Healthy Schools, Healthy People” Website
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched a new website for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People initiative, a joint effort of ACI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote hand hygiene and cleaning practices as a means to prevent the spread of infectious disease in schools and reduce illness-related absenteeism.

Released: 4-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
One in Three Americans Still Practice Unsafe Storage of Popular Laundry Products
American Cleaning Institute

Recent data from American Cleaning Institute shows a need for continued safety education and awareness when it comes to using and storing liquid laundry packets and other household cleaners. As National Safety Month gets underway, ACI is reminding everyone not to forget the common-sense steps we need to take to keep our children safe in the home.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 4:35 PM EDT
ACI Urges FDA to Address Hand Sanitizer Safety Concerns
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is pressing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify policies on labeling and refilling practices involving hand sanitizers. In a letter sent to the agency, ACI expressed concerns related to the “new, increasingly widespread practice of providing hand sanitizers to consumers in public settings...that are often sold in bulk and used to fill existing dispensers, which can create a serious risk to public health and safety.”

Released: 22-Mar-2021 10:45 AM EDT
"Store Not Décor”: New Campaign Aims to Prevent Accidental Poisonings in Children
American Cleaning Institute

New research from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds nearly 13% of Americans are not storing liquid laundry packets in their original child resistant containers. In response, ACI has launched the #StoreNotDecor Challenge to help families recognize unsafe storage trends and raise awareness of the importance of laundry safety. The #StoreNotDecor Challenge will be powered by a variety of digital influencers across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Pinterest encouraging followers to participate.

   
Released: 11-Mar-2021 3:05 PM EST
American Cleaning Institute Joins National Blue Ribbon Task Force To Stem Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, joined the National Blue Ribbon Task Force to Stem COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. This is a national effort spearheaded by The Creative Coalition in partnership with the Dean of the Yale University School of Public Health that brings together the most significant influencers and leaders in the U.S. in a national campaign aimed at reducing vaccine hesitancy across the most vulnerable communities.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 9:15 AM EST
ACI Unveils ‘How to Read a Cleaning Product Label’ Resource
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) unveiled two new online resources aimed at enhancing consumer understanding and access to information about cleaning product ingredients: "How to Read a Product Label" and "Ingredients by Brand and Company."

Released: 21-Jan-2021 9:50 AM EST
American Cleaning Institute Partners with Good360 and SBP on Disaster Resiliency Efforts
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The American Cleaning Institute is launching a strategic partnership with national nonprofits Good360 and SBP that will enhance ACI member company efforts to more efficiently and effectively contribute to disaster relief efforts.

   
Released: 13-Jan-2021 3:00 PM EST
Research: EU Model Overestimates Environmental Exposure of Key Surfactant
American Cleaning Institute

A European Union model used to predict the environmental exposure of a major detergent ingredient is overly conservative and “significantly overestimates” effluent concentrations, new research shows. A study co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), “Comparing the European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) environmental exposure calculations with monitoring data for alkyl sulphate surfactants,” is now available in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 11:40 AM EST
Staying Safe While Home for the Holidays
American Cleaning Institute

COVID-19 cases around the country are on the rise and that trend is expected to continue throughout the holidays. As parents continue to be hypervigilant about keeping their homes as clean as possible during the pandemic, it is likely that there will be an increase in demand for, and use of, household cleaning products, which can lead to an increased poisoning danger for kids if not used and stored properly. To support families during these challenging times, Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with the American Cleaning Institute to remind parents and caregivers to be especially attentive about keeping cleaning products out of the reach and sight of children.

Released: 9-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Survey Finds Decline in Handwashing Practices Since Beginning of Pandemic
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As we commemorate Global Handwashing Day on October 15, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) reports a 14-percentage point decline in frequent handwashing since the start of the pandemic, according to a new national survey.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
ACI Pilots New Data for Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative
American Cleaning Institute

Environmental data on 200+ chemicals in the U.S. consumer cleaning product supply chain are now available, in pilot phase, through the American Cleaning Institute’s Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative database.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 4:15 PM EDT
American Cleaning Institute Partners with NIH’s National Eye Institute on Ocular Safety
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The American Cleaning Institute launched a partnership with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the Packets Up! campaign to help educate families on the simple steps to prevent accidental eye exposures among children in the laundry room.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
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As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that are crucial to keeping the workplace healthy and safe.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Research: Key Detergent Polymers Pose Low Risk to Surface Waters
American Cleaning Institute

Newly published research indicates that an important ingredient used in detergents and cleaning products pose a low ecological risk to waterways. The study, “Environmental risk assessment of polycarboxylate polymers used in cleaning products in the United States,” is published in Chemosphere and is now available via open access. The research was conducted by American Cleaning Institute (ACI), Integral Consulting, Inc. and The Procter and Gamble Company.

Released: 14-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
8 New Cleaning Ingredients Added to the EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List
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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice program approved eight cleaning product ingredients submitted by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) for inclusion in its Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL). The decision marks the first time Safer Choice has approved a SCIL submission by a non-manufacturer.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
ACI Launches Safe and Clean at Home Challenge
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched its new Safe and Clean at Home initiative, featuring daily cleaning challenges, tips and ideas to help all of us to clean smart while we’re spending so much more time around the house due to the coronavirus crisis.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Cleaning and COVID-19: Survey Shows 42% Not Disinfecting Properly
American Cleaning Institute

A new poll conducted for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that four in ten Americans are not properly allowing disinfectant sprays and wipes to kill the viruses and germs that can make us sick.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EST
Cleaning for Coronavirus: American Cleaning Institute Website Connects Consumers, Companies with Emerging Information
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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.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 9:30 AM EST
New ACI Guidance Provides Pathways for Stewardship of Enzyme-containing Consumer Products
American Cleaning Institute

Enzymes bring significant benefits to laundry and cleaning products, including improved cleaning efficiencies. An updated publication from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) provides a framework for consumer product manufacturers to develop appropriate risk management strategies to avoid unacceptable risks to the users of new products containing enzymes.

   
Released: 30-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Get the Dirt: ACI Launches ‘Exploration Clean’ Game to Teach Cleaning Chemistry
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has enhanced and expanded its “Exploration Clean” online experience to further help teach middle-school students the science and chemistry behind cleaning.

   
Released: 3-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT
ACI: Liquid Laundry Packet Safety Standard is Working
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) responded to a new study – published in the journal Pediatrics – that examined calls to poison control centers related to accidental exposures to liquid laundry packets, saying that "the consensus safety standard designed to help reduce accidental exposures to liquid laundry packets among children under six years old is working."

Released: 17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Minnesota Students Honored for Making “A Clean Start” in the Classroom
American Cleaning Institute

A group of Minnesota middle-schoolers knows a thing or two about teaching the meaning of clean. Now, they are receiving national recognition for those efforts.

Released: 22-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT
ACI Relaunches Website: Aimed at a “Clean and Vibrant Future”
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched a redesigned and updated CleaningInstitute.org website, offering its audiences a modern resource for easier access to information on the value cleaning products bring to all facets of life. “The products and chemistries our industry creates are leading us to a clean and vibrant future,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “Our revamped website helps showcase that path by being a leading source of information on cleaning products, their ingredients, and how the industry contributes to a clean, healthy and sustainable future."

Released: 11-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
American Cleaning Institute Response – Final FDA Rule on Consumer Hand Sanitizers
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomed a final rule governing hand sanitizers and their ingredients issued by the Food and Drug Adminstration. The FDA is allowing adequate time for manufacturers to complete new studies to generate data requested by the agency. Hand sanitizers are a critical part of healthy hand hygiene routines for millions of Americans, says ACI.

Released: 12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Spring Cleaning in Full Bloom…That Means Packets Up! in the Laundry Room
American Cleaning Institute

As we commemorate National Poison Prevention Week and head into spring cleaning season, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) offers simple tips to keep liquid laundry packets and all household cleaning products up and out of sight of vulnerable populations.

Released: 10-Dec-2018 9:15 AM EST
ACI Welcomes New FDA Rulemaking for Food Handler Antiseptic Products
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The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomed a proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a separate regulatory category for antiseptic products used in food handler settings.

Released: 20-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
ACI Responds to "Sensational" Study Claims on Cleaners, Disinfectants
American Cleaning Institute

A study and related analysis claiming cleaners and disinfectants contribute to children’s risk of being overweight are “sensational” and “don’t really hold up,” according to the American Cleaning Institute.​

   
Released: 30-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
American Cleaning Institute Names Toxicologist James Kim as Associate Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs
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James Kim, a toxicologist with extensive scientific and research experience in the public, private and academic sectors, has joined the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) as Associate Vice President, Science & Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Kim most recently served as toxicologist with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Statistical and Science Policy Branch. OMB is part of the Executive Office of the President.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Paws for the Handwashing Cause: Washington State Students Honored for Teaching Hygiene Education
American Cleaning Institute

A group of Kittitas (WA) students who used their school mascot Paws to help teach their classmates about good hand hygiene behaviors are the recipients of the 2018 “Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP” National Award. The honor is handed out annually as part of a joint initiative from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to promote handwashing among students.

Released: 8-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Better Cleaning In Cold? Researchers Explore Ways to Enhance Detergent Performance In Low Temperature Washing
American Cleaning Institute

Research that explores new ways for laundry detergents to improve their cleaning performance in lower wash temperatures was honored with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award, recognizing the most outstanding research to appear in 2017 in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

Released: 2-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
ACI to Present the Chemistry of Clean “Live” at USA Science & Engineering Festival
American Cleaning Institute

A simple activity will demonstrate how chemistry is essential for creating consumer products – specifically liquid hand soaps – at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) booth during the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 7-8 in Washington, D.C. At the ACI booth (#6436), students will visit a series of stations to learn about the function of several ingredients found in a liquid hand soap.

Released: 15-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
ACI: Packets Up! = Accident Prevention
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has a simple reminder for parents and caregivers: “Packets Up! is accident prevention.” PACKETS UP! is ACI’s consumer safety initiative to help reduce the number of accidents related to liquid laundry packets. As part of its PACKETS UP! program, ACI launched an educational microsite, PACKETSUP.com, which offers resources to encourage safe laundry room practices.

Released: 16-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
American Cleaning Institute Statement: Study Examining Effects of Cleaning Product Chemicals
American Cleaning Institute

In response to a widely-reported study, the American Cleaning Institute said that laundry and dishwashing products have a minimal impact overall through the selection of ingredients that biodegrade during wastewater treatment,

Released: 31-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
Longtime Sasol Executive Tom O’Brien Receives ACI Distinguished Service Award
American Cleaning Institute

Tom O’Brien, a leader with more than three decades of experience in the chemical and cleaning product supply chains – including many years with Sasol – is the 2018 recipient of the American Cleaning Institute Distinguished Service Award.

Released: 29-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
ACI Unveils ‘Exploration Clean’: Teaching the Chemistry Behind Cleaning
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched “Exploration Clean”, an online experience aimed at teaching middle-school students the science and chemistry behind cleaning. This is the first step in creating a platform containing educational modules for children describing the science and engineering that goes into cleaning products

Released: 19-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST
ACI Statement: FDA Final Rule on Healthcare Antiseptic Ingredients
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)welcomed a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to defer rulemaking on critically important ingredients used in healthcare antiseptic products, including soaps, hand washes and rubs.

Released: 28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Millennials Will Dish the Dirt on Cleaning at 2018 ACI Convention
American Cleaning Institute

Dive deep into marketing to millennials during a special consumer panel at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute Industry Convention, January 29-February 3 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Takasago, in partnership with ACI, will present the panel, “Coming Clean with Millennials”, on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 a.m. during ACI Convention Week.

Released: 8-Nov-2017 4:40 PM EST
Innovation & New Technology Showcase Returns to ACI Convention
American Cleaning Institute

Innovative products and chemistries within the cleaning product supply chain will be highlighted at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

Released: 31-Oct-2017 10:10 AM EDT
ACI Convention Charity Events to Benefit Clean the World
American Cleaning Institute

Clean the World, a leader in global health which recycles discarded hygiene products and distributes them to children and families in need, will be the charity of choice at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

Released: 14-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Manufacturers Help Infection Control Experts Make Sense of FDA Rules on Antiseptic Ingredients
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will help infection control experts better understand the process and possible results from pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decisions on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018. Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Associate Vice President, Environmental Safety, will be part of a team of experts speaking at the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) and Epidemiology Convention in Portland, Oregon.

Released: 5-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
EPA Honors the American Cleaning Institute as Safer Choice Partner of the Year
American Cleaning Institute

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association of the U.S. cleaning product supply chain, as a Safer Choice Partner of the Year. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) was recognized in the Supporter category.


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