ACI Launches Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory

Sep 06, 2012, 12:02 ET from American Cleaning Institute

-- Detailed List Contains 900+ Ingredients in Laundry, Dish Care & Surface Cleaning Products

-- Represents Major Step Forward in ACI's Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative

-- Inventory Useful for Regulators, Researchers, Cleaning Product Manufacturers & Suppliers

-- Available online at

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) launched a detailed online inventory of ingredients used in consumer cleaning products as part of ACI's Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative.

The new Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory is available on ACI's Science website,

The Inventory features a list of more than 900 chemical ingredients used by ACI members to manufacture consumer cleaning products, including laundry care products (e.g., laundry detergents, fabric softeners), dish care products (automatic dish detergents, hand dish detergents) and hard surface cleaners.

"The Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative is one of ACI's many efforts to promote the responsible management of our members' products and the safety of the ingredients in them," said Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Senior Director, Environmental Safety.  "The first step in this initiative is to compile and make publicly available a comprehensive inventory of ingredients used among its members in the formulation of home use consumer cleaning products sold in the United States. The initiative focuses on laundry care, dish care and hard surface cleaning products."

The Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory collected ingredient information from 900 consumer cleaning products manufactured by ACI members. ACI developed and published the unique ingredient names and, where available, associated Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers, as part of the consolidated Ingredient Inventory.

The Inventory will be most useful to regulators, researchers, and cleaning product industry formulators and suppliers, looking for a comprehensive list of the ingredients used in consumer cleaning products.

In 2010, ACI and industry allies launched the Consumer Product Ingredient Communication Initiative. Under this program, companies are voluntarily sharing with consumers more information than ever about the ingredients in their products (air care products, automotive care products, cleaning products, and polishes and floor maintenance products).

"ACI has ambitious goals for our Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative," said DeLeo.

  • To identify publicly available hazard data sets for each chemical ingredient used in our members' formulated consumer cleaning products
  • To conduct an exposure assessment consistent with the use of the ingredients
  • To conduct a screening-level risk assessment demonstrating the safe use of those ingredients

"The Ingredient Inventory represents the first step of this multi-year project. We anticipate completing the next step, identification of publicly available hazard data, in 2013."

The Ingredient Inventory and supporting information can be found at and at

Additional resources: ACI Ingredient Inventory: Frequently Asked Questions

ACI Ingredient Inventory Collection Methodology Document

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market.  ACI  members include the 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 oleochemical producers.  ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.


SOURCE American Cleaning Institute