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ACI refutes fear mongering study

March 08, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has expressed disappointment with research that wrongly raises unfounded safety concerns over cleaning products and ignores enhanced efforts to communicate with consumers about product ingredients, according to a press release.

"An enormous amount of research, development and testing takes place before cleaning products hit the shelves," said Richard Sedlak, ACI executive vice president of technical and international affairs.

"Detailed safety assessments are conducted by companies throughout the life cycle of a product. In essence, safety is built into the DNA of cleaning product development and manufacturing," Sedlak added.

ACI said the paper, co-written by the interest group Silent Spring Institute in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, distorts the established safety of ingredients used in cleaning products by inappropriately equating their detection with health issues, the release stated.

According to the release, "It''s apparent through Silent Spring Institute''s publicity materials that they are disparaging dozens of products and ingredients that contribute to better hygiene, health and living every day."

Click here to read the complete release.

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