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Aug 11, 2014, 16:37 ET
Student Aalyiah Francis' poster illustrates that "children act fast and so do poisons" and promotes the Poison Control Center toll-free hotline number, 1-800-222-1222. (PRNewsFoto/American Cleaning Institute)

Portraits of Safety: Children's Artwork Amplifies Important Poison Prevention Messages

 Students whose artwork conveys simple but powerful messages on safe product storage, the potential dangers of children's curiosity and how to...

Jul 03, 2014, 11:09 ET
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ACI Helps Keep Consumers Cool and Clean in the Latest Issue of Cleaning Matters

Summertime cleaning tips – including ways to clean sunscreen off all of kinds of surfaces – are highlighted in the July/August issue of...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:48 ET
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ACI to FDA: Antibacterial Ingredients Play Beneficial Role in Hygiene and Health for Millions

Antibacterial handwash products containing the ingredients triclosan and chloroxylenol play "beneficial roles in the daily hygiene routines of...

Jun 16, 2014, 13:04 ET

FDA Rule Could End Consumer Access to Antibacterial Soaps

Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves – and might...

Mar 20, 2014, 11:48 ET
Laundry Packet Hazards. Are your children safe? Click the link below to watch this important 60-second laundry safety video.  (PRNewsFoto/American Cleaning Institute)

Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets Can Cause Serious Harm to Young Children

 In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is working to share messages about laundry safety with...

Mar 13, 2014, 13:39 ET
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Detergent Makers Strengthen Efforts to Reduce Children's Exposures to Liquid Laundry Packets

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI - www.cleaninginstitute.org) has released a voluntary guidance document for the labeling and packaging of...

Nov 13, 2013, 11:34 ET

ACI Tells Congress: Strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act

-- At Congressional Hearing, ACI CEO Says Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Improve Consumer, Environmental Protections, Enable New Product...

May 22, 2013, 12:29 ET

American Cleaning Institute Statement: Introduction of the "Chemical Safety Improvement Act"

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI), the trade association for the U.S. cleaning products industry, issued the following statement from...

Mar 20, 2013, 10:01 ET

Spring Cleaning Survey Reveals Consumers "Dirty" Little Secrets

Consumers Are Itching to Clean Windows, Blinds/Curtains, and Clothing, Closets & Drawers 72% of Households Spring Clean Every Year, ACI Survey...

Mar 18, 2013, 14:04 ET

Important Safety Alert: Safe Use of Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets

As single-load liquid laundry packets become more familiar to U.S. consumers, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) reminds the public about safe...

Mar 13, 2013, 11:39 ET

ACI: House Tax Code Reformers Should Examine Negative Impact of Biofuel Subsidies on U.S. Oleochemical Industry

 House Ways and Means Committee members examining ideas to reform the tax code should look no farther than the negative impacts of the tax...

Mar 01, 2013, 12:06 ET

ACI Convention Volunteers Assemble 2200 Hygiene Kits to Help Clean the World, Families in Transition

-- Hygiene Kits Donated to Families in Need in Seminole County, Florida -- ACI, Clean the World Partnership Demonstrates How Hygiene, Cleaning...

Jan 24, 2013, 11:36 ET

ACI: Research, Reports on Antibacterial Ingredient Distorted

- ACI: Triclosan Among the Most Reviewed and Researched Consumer Product Ingredients  -  Antibacterial Products, Ingredients Have a Long...

Nov 20, 2012, 16:38 ET

ACI Response to CPSC Alert on Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets: Education is the Key to Prevention of Injuries

 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reiterating the need to follow proper usage and storage practices when handling laundry...

Sep 28, 2012, 10:39 ET

ACI: EPA Ignores Impact Of Renewal Fuel Standard On U.S. Oleochemical Industry

 The U.S. oleochemical industry will continue to be hard hit by the Environmental Protection Agency's policymaking on the Renewable Fuel...

Sep 10, 2012, 00:02 ET

Scare Campaign Misleads, Distorts Information on Safely Used Cleaning Products, says ACI

-- Cleaning Products Are Used Safely and Effectively Millions of Times Every Day -- Despite Interest Group Scare Tactics, Consumers Can Continue...

Sep 06, 2012, 12:02 ET

ACI Launches Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory

-- Detailed List Contains 900+ Ingredients in Laundry, Dish Care & Surface Cleaning Products -- Represents Major Step Forward in ACI's...

Aug 14, 2012, 17:51 ET

Research on Key Antibacterial Ingredient Distorts Real-World Use

 Media reports and analysis of a new research paper are distorting the real world safety and everyday use of the antibacterial ingredient...

May 23, 2012, 15:54 ET

ACI: Using Single Unit Dose Detergents Safely

-Products Should be Used as Directed, Stored Away from Children -ACI Offers Online Safety Tips The American Cleaning Institute is...

Apr 24, 2012, 17:08 ET

ACI: Interest Group's Attack on Cleaning Products is an Assault on Common Sense

Cleaning Products Are Used Safely and Effectively Millions of Times Every Day, Says ACI Despite Interest Group Scare Tactics, Consumers Can...