The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
A Clean and Vibrant Future

The American Cleaning Institute 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.

  • Mother and child doing laundry together

    Proper storage of all cleaning products is a daily practice that can help prevent accidents in the home.

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  • Cleaning Product Test

    The ACI Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI) is an online database designed to serve as a resource for accessing and understanding information related to the safety of ingredients used in household cleaning products.

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  • A river with trees on either side

    We're committed to a mission that endeavors to benefit society and improve the quality of life through hygiene and cleanliness by driving sustainability improvements across our industry and throughout the supply chain.

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What's New

  • Update Fall Meeting Logo 2019 ACI Fall Meeting

    Members can register now to attend the Fall Meeting at the ACI office, September 10-12, 2019.

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  • Update flooded home Cleaning Up After a Flood

    With the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry, it's important to know what to do in case of flood damage and how to clean your home and belongings safely and effectively.

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  • Blog handwashing Preparing for Summer Fun

    Wherever you decide to travel, be prepared to have good hand hygiene and don't let germs slow you down and spoil the fun.

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  • Release ACI new staff headshots ACI Hires New Team Members

    ACI welcomes three new employees: Taylor Bradley as Manager, Environmental & Scientific Affairs, Arielle Brown as Manager, Government Affairs and Joanne Oh as Communications & Outreach Coordinator.

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  • Release Packets Up logo Laundry Packet Safety Standard is Working

    As the number of people who are using liquid laundry packets has significantly increased, accidents are disproportionately decreasing. The data show an overall 53 percent decrease in accident rates among children under…

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  • Blog Smartlabel logo What's That Ingredient?

    If you ever wanted to know more about ingredients beyond what’s on the label, there is an app for that (and website), called SmartLabel.

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  • Blog cleaning the fridge Did You Forget to Clean This?

    One-third of us don’t believe we are cleaning everything in our homes often enough. Here's what you should be cleaning.

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  • Release award winning students 2019 Healthy Schools Healthy People Award

    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.

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  • Release paper excerpt Research Award Recognizes New Technique

    Research that could simplify how surfactants are used in recovering crude oil from oilfields and processing them in refineries has been recognized as the best paper published in 2018 in the Journal of Surfactants &…

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  • Blog Girl with asthma or allergies Help a Friend with Asthma

    World Asthma Day is around the corner (May 7), so now is the time to focus on some things you can do to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, and other triggers around your house.

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  • Release woman ready to clean ACI Relaunches Website

    ACI launched a redesigned and updated website, CleaningInstitute.org, offering its audiences a modern resource for easier access to information on the value cleaning products bring to all facets of life. 

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  • Blog earth day Extending the Life of Your Clothes

    Your laundry can help save the planet. When you take good care of your wardrobe, you can help the environment and toss fewer items for being faded or stained.

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  • Statement woman using hand sanitizer ACI on FDA Hand Sanitizer Rule: Products Remain Critical Part of Daily Hygiene Routines

    ACI welcomes a decision by FDA to allow additional time to receive safety and efficacy data on hand sanitizers and their ingredients.

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  • Blog faucet How-to Spot Clean the Bathroom

    Let’s face it. No one LOVES to clean the bathroom, especially when it gets a little out of hand. Our suggestion? Do a little bit of spot-cleaning every day. The ideal time is when you’re in it.

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