The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Ask ACI: Cleaning Product Safety


Q. I’m motivated this year to do a massive spring cleaning but with little kids running around my home, I'm concerned about cleaning product safety. How should I be planning to clean safely? 

A. We encourage parents to do spring cleaning in the absence of young children so that you can give it your full attention without distractions. Here are some additional safety tips — 

Children are usually curious and explore all the new things they find around a household. Take care to keep cleaning products out of reach of young children.

Remember to keep all cleaning products in their original container with the original label intact and up and out of reach of children, pets, and adults with special needs like Alzheimer’s.

If you have any questions about cleaning products safety, search for the ingredients in our database and see the science behind your products and why those ingredients are there.