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Nancy Bock 2012

Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President of Meetings & Education at the American Cleaning Institute®

Q. Forget losing weight! My new year’s resolution is to keep everyone clean and safe. How can I get the whole family in on the act – and keep it going throughout the year?

A. If like many of us you are on auto-pilot when it comes to laundry and other cleaning chores in your home. For a clean and safe home, teach your family members to follow these guidelines:

  • Store laundry and other cleaning products safely - out of sight and reach of children
  • Pay attention during use - read and follow all recommended instructions on the label
  • Dispose of products properly - check Earth911 for what is recyclable in your area
  • Know what to do in emergencies - cleaning product labels contain first aid information and are a valuable resource for consumers.
    • Familiarize yourself with product labels and know where the safety information is located on the label. Know what to do before unintended exposure happens.
    • Keep the Poison Control Center phone number (1-800-222-1222) available at all times.