One in Three Americans Still Practice Unsafe Storage of Popular Laundry Products

Recent data from American Cleaning Institute shows a need for continued safety education and awareness when it comes to using and storing liquid laundry packets and other household cleaners. As National Safety Month gets underway, ACI is reminding everyone not to forget the common-sense steps we need to take to keep our children safe in the home.

“Store Not Décor”: New Campaign Aims to Prevent Accidental Poisonings in Children

New research from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds nearly 13% of Americans are not storing liquid laundry packets in their original child resistant containers. In response, ACI has launched the #StoreNotDecor Challenge to help families recognize unsafe storage trends and raise awareness of the importance of laundry safety. The #StoreNotDecor Challenge will be powered by a variety of digital influencers across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Pinterest encouraging followers to participate.

Research: EU Model Overestimates Environmental Exposure of Key Surfactant

A European Union model used to predict the environmental exposure of a major detergent ingredient is overly conservative and “significantly overestimates” effluent concentrations, new research shows. A study co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), “Comparing the European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) environmental exposure calculations with monitoring data for alkyl sulphate surfactants,” is now available in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe.