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Nov 08, 2017 04:49 PM
Innovative products and chemistries within the cleaning product supply chain will be highlighted at the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention. ACI member companies have until December 1, 2017 to submit abstracts for consideration to present at the 3rd annual Innovation & New Technology Showcase.​
 
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Clean the World, a leader in global health which recycles discarded hygiene products and distributes them to children and families in need, will be the charity of choice at the 2018 ACI Industry Convention.​
 
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ACI will help infection control experts better understand the process and possible results from pending FDA decisions on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018. The ingredients are in products more broadly known as antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers, and pre-operative scrubs.
 
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EPA has named ACI, the trade association of the U.S. cleaning product supply chain, as a Safer Choice Partner of the Year. ACI was recognized in the Supporter category.
 
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Nov 03, 2016 02:19 PM
ACI, in conjunction with The Sustainability Consortium, is launching the “Cold Water Saves” Campaign on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The campaign will educate students on the benefits of laundering their clothing in cold water.
 
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Oct 21, 2016 10:30 AM
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be on the brink of banning safe and effective products, essentially eliminating consumer choice for millions of Americans, according to scientists from ACI. ​
 
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Jun 22, 2016 11:18 AM
The President's signing of major new chemical safety legislation is "the culmination of an incredible journey," according to ACI President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg.
 
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Jun 08, 2016 12:22 PM
ACI says the Senate’s passage of the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is an “exceptional bipartisan achievement” which modernizes our outdated chemical safety regulations.
 
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May 25, 2016 08:31 AM
ACI praised passage in the U.S. House of a bill to Congress to modernize chemical safety regulation, saying it will enable innovation in the cleaning products industry.
 
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May 19, 2016 04:31 PM
ACI praised a bipartisan agreement in Congress to enact legislation modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act, saying it will benefit consumers and manufacturers and support sustainable innovation.​
 
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May 11, 2016 04:24 PM
Makers of liquid laundry packets are implementing packaging and labeling measures - or have already done so - in efforts to reduce children’s accidental exposures to the products, writes ACI’s Ernie Rosenberg in a column for The Hill newspaper.
 
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Mar 01, 2016 02:13 PM
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) needs to develop accurate and relevant data recording to properly assess emissions from down-the-drain cleaning products, according to comments submitted by ACI. CARB has proposed the use of emission factors that greatly overestimates the emissions from these products.
 
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Feb 09, 2016 02:18 PM
The ACI Board of Directors re-elected their officers and welcomed three new executives to its membership at the 2016 ACI Convention. ACI companies formally elected a slate of 24 executives to serve two-year terms on the Board.
 
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In a Happi magazine podcast, ACI President and CEO Ernie Rosenberg talks about ACI efforts to improve laundry packet safety and industry support for modernizing the major U.S. law governing chemicals in commerce, the Toxic Substances Control Act.
 
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Nov 13, 2015 03:20 PM
New research unjustly raises safety concerns over commonly used ingredients in household cleaners and disinfectants that are used safely and effectively by millions of people every single day, says ACI.​
 
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Analysis of research showing trace elements of antibacterial ingredients in pregnant women and fetuses is distorting the safety profile of the materials, which have been extensively researched and reviewed for decades, according to ACI.
 
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Aug 11, 2014 01:30 PM
Students whose artwork conveys simple but powerful messages on safe product storage, the potential dangers of children’s curiosity and how to get poison help are the winners of the 2015 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest. The drawings from the students – who hail from Alabama, Florida and the Virgin Islands – were chosen by the Poison Prevention Week Council.
 
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Jun 02, 2014 10:14 AM
ACI sets the record straight on an activist group's distortions over how Minnesota banned triclosan, a safe and effective antibacterial chemical.
 
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May 20, 2014 02:00 PM
A newly-enacted Minnesota law banning an ingredient in antibacterial soaps will take “safe, effective and beneficial products off the shelves,” according to ACI.
 
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May 22, 2013 11:36 AM
The introduction of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act represents a breakthrough for modernizing chemical regulation in the United States, according to ACI President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg.
 
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Mar 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Members of Congress examining ideas to reform the tax code should look no farther than the negative impacts of the tax subsidies upending the U.S. oleochemical industry, according to ACI. ACI is concerned about misguided government subsidies that negatively affect the price and availability of animal fats, a key feedstock for the oleochemical industry.
 
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is reiterating the need to follow proper usage and storage practices when handling laundry detergents, including single-load liquid laundry packets, in a new alert issued by the agency. ACI says the key message is: All laundry and cleaning products should be kept out of sight and out of the reach of children.
 
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Oct 12, 2012 05:50 PM
California’s proposed Safer Consumer Product regulations are unclear, would cause confusion in the marketplace, place heavy burdens on business and provide little benefit to consumers, said ACI in comments to state officials.
 
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Sep 28, 2012 08:00 AM
The U.S. oleochemical industry will continue to be hard hit by the EPA’s policymaking on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), according to ACI. The Institute says EPA has dismissed the concerns of the domestic oleochemical industry relating to the RFS2 impact on the price and availability of animal fats, which are key feedstocks in some ACI member products.
 
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Jul 25, 2012 10:07 AM
ACI has been and remains committed to passage of legislation that strengthens and modernizes the Toxic Substance Control Act. “It is critical that any legislation enacted into law continues to enhance consumer confidence in a strong, reliable and credible federal chemical management program. We will continue our efforts to obtain a bill that protects product and process innovations without detracting from EPA’s ability to conduct a robust chemical management program,” said ACI’s Ernie Rosenberg.​
 
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Apr 24, 2012 02:14 PM
ACI expressed disappointment with an outrageous new publicity campaign designed to promote false fears about cleaning products that are used safely and effectively every day. ACI noted that “cleaning products play an essential role in our daily lives. By safely and effectively removing soils, germs and other contaminants, they help us to stay healthy, care for our homes and possessions, and make our surroundings more pleasant. Consumers can continue using cleaning products with confidence.”
 
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Mar 30, 2012 04:02 PM
In light of a Canadian government review of a key antibacterial ingredient, the American Cleaning Institute reminded consumers that triclosan has a decades-long track record of safe and effective use in personal care and hand hygiene products. After a preliminary screening assessment of triclosan by Health Canada and Environment Canada, officials there reiterated that triclosan-containing products are safe for consumers to use.
 
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Nov 17, 2011 06:02 PM
The American Cleaning Institute today reminded consumers that they can continue to safely use their cleaning products with confidence, despite misrepresentations in an activist group report. ACI also said proposed legislation to mandate ingredient listing on labels is unnecessary, because detailed information is already available through a successful industry initiative.
 
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Nov 17, 2011 10:04 AM
Handwashing with antibacterial soap produces statistically greater reductions in bacteria on the skin when compared to using non-antibacterial soap. Those are the findings of a review of two dozen relevant published studies – analyzing the effectiveness of antibacterial soaps – featured in the November 2011 edition of the peer-reviewed Read More
 
 
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Nov 17, 2011 09:13 AM
The American Cleaning Institute said there needs to be additional in-depth dialogue with Congress to appropriately modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation’s key chemical control regulation.
 
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Oct 11, 2011 12:07 PM
An overwhelming number of students (89%) aged 8-17 say they always wash their hands after going to the bathroom at school. But time constraints, a lack of cleanliness and a shortage of supplies are among the major barriers to students washing their hands at school more often. These findings are from an online survey of children aged 8-17 and of parents of children within that age group conducted for the American Cleaning Institute.
 
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Oct 11, 2011 09:42 AM
The American Cleaning Institute is mourning the passing of one if its member company executives, David Beaham, President of Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co.
 
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Oct 04, 2011 10:42 AM
Newly published research reaffirms that the use of antibacterial wash products in the home environment does not contribute to antibiotic or antibacterial resistance, confirming previous research that showcased similar findings.
 
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Sep 27, 2011 03:48 PM
A coalition of groups representing users of chemicals in consumer products – including ACI – is offering several steps to help strengthen the Environmental Protection Agency’s current chemicals management program. In September 21, 2011 comments from the Downstream Coalition, EPA was urged to ensure that any screening-level priority setting be risk-based, taking into consideration both a chemical’s hazards and potential exposures.
 
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Sep 20, 2011 05:15 PM
Massachusetts legislation aimed at improving health in schools would improperly ban cleaning products that are effective in reducing the triggers that cause asthma suffering, according to ACI. ACI testified September 13, 2011 against three bills that would require designated state officials to create a list of environmentally preferred cleaning products. Additionally, some chemicals could improperly be designated as “asthmagens” based on suspect criteria.
 
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May 16, 2011 12:00 PM
ACI and two allied industry groups have amended their Consumer Product Ingredient Communication Initiative, which initially took effect in January 2010. The update provides increased transparency under one of the most comprehensive ingredient communication consumer product programs in North America.​
 
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Apr 21, 2011 10:25 AM
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI, formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) expressed continuing support for the federal government’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program, but is disappointed with its newly-issued guidelines governing the qualification of products under the DfE’s Standard for Safer Cleaning Products.
 
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The Environmental Protection Agency should summarily reject a petition by activist groups to ban an important antibacterial chemical, as the petition is deficient, lacks merit and uniformly fails to provide relevant evidence, according to the American Cleaning Institute. In formal comments to EPA, ACI noted that triclosan is a germ-killing ingredient in personal care and hand hygiene products, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, not the EPA.
 
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Mar 18, 2011 10:36 AM
When it comes to the safety of make-your-own cleaning products, you’re on your own. National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26, 2011) serves as an important reminder that keeping the home safe for children and pets is a year-round responsibility, according to the American Cleaning Institute®. It is also crucial to remember that much of the advice to create your own cleaning product recipes doesn’t come with specific information on safe use, proper use, storage and ingredients.
 
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Mar 01, 2011 03:51 PM
New York State’s plans to implement a 35-year old law on cleaning product ingredient disclosure is unnecessary, unworkable, and would further strain scarce taxpayer resources, according to ACI.
 
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Feb 15, 2011 03:28 PM
Regulations establishing California's planned clearinghouse on "toxic chemicals" could lead to confusion among consumers and duplicate efforts underway elsewhere within the state government, according to comments by ACI and an industry coalition.
 
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Feb 03, 2011 03:21 PM
Updating federal chemical regulations will help improve confidence in the safety of chemicals used to manufacture consumer products and packaging and promote even greater innovation and U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. ACI, Grocery Manufacturers Association and Consumer Specialty Products Association outlined their support for modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act in a joint statement to a Senate subcommittee.
 
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Feb 01, 2011 02:48 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to better explain how it will apply proposed new criteria in its Design for the Environment (DfE) Program for evaluating and comparing the safety of chemicals in consumer products, said ACI in comments submitted January 31, 2011.
 
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Dec 23, 2010 09:41 AM
The American Cleaning Institute reminded lawmakers and regulators that antibacterial hygiene and cleaning products and ingredients have a long track record of safety and effectiveness. In some renewed calls for federal agencies to take action against antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan, the safety and benefit profiles have been completely distorted.
 
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Dec 09, 2010 05:02 PM
While the Federal Trade Commission provided a "thoughtful, thorough update" of its Guidelines for Environmental Marketing Claims, clarification is needed to allow industry and consumers to properly understand the FTC’s intent, according to ACI. ACI provided detailed comments December 9, 2010 to the FTC on the agency's revisions of its "Green Guides."
 
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Dec 06, 2010 12:07 PM
California officials have made “dramatic” changes to proposed regulations for “safer consumer product alternatives,” according to ACI. But the rules still require more revisions to make them manageable and workable for industry, consumers and regulators alike. The Green Chemistry Alliance also praised officials for streamlining the proposed rules and making them workable, but said “many serious problems remain unresolved or merely deferred to a later time.”
 
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Nov 30, 2010 05:36 PM
Research claiming that young people are “overexposed” to antibacterial soap doesn’t reflect real-world usage of a proven, beneficial product used safely and effectively on a daily basis, according to the American Cleaning Institute. And the researchers promotion of an unproven theory claiming that individuals can be "too clean" in modern day life could discourage individuals from engaging in important cleaning and disinfecting practices.
 
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Nov 01, 2010 01:14 PM
California’s proposed regulations for “safer consumer product alternatives” are bureaucratic in the extreme, resource intensive for California government and the regulated community, punitive and adversarial, according to the American Cleaning Institute. In comments to the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, ACI said the proposals need significant revision and urged the agency to work in a cooperative fashion with stakeholders to develop effective and efficient regulations.
 
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Sep 09, 2010 12:21 PM
Check out ACI’s Ingredient Central, an online gateway to where consumers can find specific cleaning product companies' ingredient information: www.cleaninginstitute.org/IngredientCentral.
 
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Aug 26, 2010 02:41 PM
“Formulation, Innovation, Regulation” is the focus of Cleaning Products 2010, scheduled for November 3-5, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Chaired by ACI and showcasing experts from many ACI member companies, the conference will also feature presentations from California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control and Deutsche Bank Securities. ACI member companies will receive special registration discounts. Register online at http://www.cleaningproductsconference.com.
 
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Aug 25, 2010 10:30 AM
ACI is urging California officials to take another look at proposed rules governing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cleaning and fabric care products.
 
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Jul 06, 2010 03:08 PM
ACI responses to a June 2010 EPA letter requesting that companies limit the number of confidential business information (CBI) claims made under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). ACI supports EPA’s efforts to bring further discipline to CBI claims made under TSCA, but says it is essential that transparency demands be balanced with the need to protect valuable proprietary information that would be of great interest to foreign and domestic competitors.
 
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Mar 09, 2010 03:02 PM
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) submitted testimony today for a hearing, “Business Perspectives on Reforming U.S. Chemical Safety Laws,” before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health.
 
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Nov 17, 2009 03:33 PM
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) today testified in a hearing, “Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination,” before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Representing the industry groups was Bill Greggs, who presented a model the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could use to help prioritize existing chemicals in commerce in a ​
 
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Nov 06, 2009 03:42 PM
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) and The Soap and Detergent Association are reviewing a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that suggests adverse health effects from the use of cleaning and maintenance products in schools.
 
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Oct 06, 2009 03:50 PM
Before a historic conference on modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) today offered eight building blocks to help guide the development of an updated law for chemicals management in the United Sates.
 
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Apr 15, 2005 11:48 AM
The latest attacks on effective germ-killing products are more about hype and headlines than real-world science, according to The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). SDA, the trade association for the U.S. cleaning products industry, expressed disappointment at Virginia Tech publicity materials promoting recent antibacterial-related laboratory research, with headlines like, “Being Too Clean Could Be Hazardous to Your Health and the Environment.”
 
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Dec 22, 2004 11:59 AM
An activist group's report attacking a major antibacterial ingredient used in some consumer products is nothing more than a "false alarm," according to The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). SDA, which represents manufacturers of cleaning products and their ingredients, was responding to a statement issued by the activist group Beyond Pesticides concerning use of the ingredient triclosan.
 
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Mar 05, 2004 12:04 PM
The Soap and Detergent Association and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, & Fragrance Association make a joint statement in response to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
 
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Sep 03, 2003 12:12 PM
The use of topical antimicrobial wash products does not contribute to antimicrobial resistance, according to the latest comprehensive scientific literature provided to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information was submitted by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, which filed three sets of comments to the agency as it develops a Final Monograph (FM) for Over the Counter (OTC) Health-Care Antiseptic Drug Products.
 
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May 23, 2003 12:15 PM
The Food and Drug Administration's review of comprehensive rules governing topical antimicrobial drug products should include new data affirming the benefits of antibacterial consumer and food handler products, according to a Citizen Petition filed with the agency. The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) are urging that the FDA's Final Monograph for Over the Counter (OTC) Health-Care Antiseptic Drug Products encompass all topical ​
 
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Jan 17, 2003 12:15 PM
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Topical Antimicrobial Coalition today petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow eligible topical antibacterial products to make anti-viral claims, based on testing and evidence of efficacy. If FDA agrees with this petition, the FDA's Final Monograph for Health-Care Antiseptic Drug Products would allow health-care personnel, food handler and consumer hand wash products to inc​
 
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Oct 23, 2002 12:27 PM
The Soap and Detergent Association and The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association strongly caution against drawing broad conclusions from a study addressing the use of an antibacterial soap. This study, "Short and Long-term Effects of Handwashing with Antibacterial or Plain Soap in the Community," is being presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America Conference in Chicago this week.
 
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Jul 27, 2000 12:31 PM
In their fight to protect themselves from sickness and disease, consumers should continue to use antibacterial personal care products in the home with confidence, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) said today.
 
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Jun 14, 2000 12:35 PM
Consumers should continue to use antibacterial personal care/cleaning products in the home with confidence, according to the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA), The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), and a leading health expert, Dr. Charles Gerba. They were responding to the American Medical Association's (AMA) discussion that could dissuade consumers from using an important defense against disease-causing germs.
 
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