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Coverage of recent studies examining the increased use of disinfectants during COVID-19 may be sending misleading messages about the products’ safety during a time when they are playing a critical role in public health, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI – cleaninginstitute.org). Among the key ingredients used in many disinfecting products are quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) – “quats” for short. “Quats are important workhorse chemistries in disinfectant products that have…
August 31, 2020
American Cleaning Institute Offers Free Resource to Help Keep Employees, Customers Healthy and Safe Toolkit Available Online at CleaningInstitute.org/HealthyReturns As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and…
June 30, 2020
Ahead of Cold and Flu Season, ACI Reminds Americans to Remain Vigilant and Maintain Healthy Habits with Proper Hand Hygiene For Global Handwashing Day Oct. 15, ACI Provides Dedicated Webpage with Key Handwashing Tips and Resources to Help Curb the Spread of Viruses and Germs As we commemorate Global Handwashing Day on October 15, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) reports a 14-percentage point decline in frequent handwashing since the start of the pandemic, according to a new national…
October 9, 2020
Survey Results Were Presented at ACI & Good Housekeeping’s Discover Cleaning: Inside & Out Virtual Summit Nearly Half of Americans Will Clean and Disinfect More This Flu Season A new national survey reveals 86 percent of Americans are confident in their cleaning products to help protect against coronavirus. This new consumer cleaning and hygiene research was presented as part of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and Good Housekeeping’s first-ever joint virtual summit,…
October 13, 2020
ACI-Commissioned Poll Results Reinforce Importance of Using Disinfecting Sprays, Wipes As Directed to Ensure Virus Kill 8 in 10 Americans Are Confident in Ability of Cleaning Products to Protect Against Coronavirus A new poll conducted for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that four in ten Americans are not properly allowing disinfectant sprays and wipes to kill the viruses and germs that can make us sick. The survey, conducted by Ipsos for ACI (cleaninginstitute.org), asked…
March 26, 2020
                               “With a severe flu season underway and the threat of a global pandemic, it’s important to avoid confusion among parents and other consumers that would prevent them from using the very disinfectants that are proven to effectively kill germs and therefore protect public health during times like these.” The American Cleaning Institute (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, the trade associations for the…
February 19, 2020
Longtime Sasol Executive Tom O’Brien Receives ACI Distinguished Service Award Orlando, Florida – January 30, 2018 – Tom O’Brien, a leader with more than three decades of experience in the chemical and cleaning product supply chains – including many years with Sasol – is the 2018 recipient of the ACI Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. He was honored during the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, the global business-to-business…
February 4, 2019
Data: Spring Cleaning Concerns, Priorities and Reasons Why People Don’t Spring Clean; Plus ACI’s Five-Step Plan for Easy Spring Cleaning 2020 ACI National Cleaning Survey Topline Springtime Results: 78% of Households Spring Clean Every Year, Prioritizing Bedrooms, Closets, Kitchens & Family Rooms 78% of Adults Agree that on a Typical Day, They'd Like Their Homes to be Cleaner Dirtiest Spots: Windows, Floors, Toilets, Shelves Summary of Key Stats Available…
March 3, 2020