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January 3, 2013
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  Business Update 
  • Chemicals get a bad rap, says British lecturer
    Peter Wothers of Britain's University of Cambridge, who was selected to present the annual Royal Institution's Christmas lectures, says chemicals are getting a bad reputation for being dangerous or unnatural. "Ultimately, our whole world is made up of molecules combined together; we are chemicals," he said. The Guardian (London) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science and Policy 
  • ACI: TSCA update should protect industry innovation
    The American Cleaning Institute is advocating for an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act that enables companies to continue developing innovative products, says ACI official Douglas Troutman. At the state level, possible regulations from California, Washington and Oregon are among those that could affect cleaning-product manufacturers. Spray Technology & Marketing magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ACI: Triclosan fears unfounded
    Triclosan has been used safely and effectively for years in hospital and consumer settings, according to the American Cleaning Institute, responding to attacks against the antibacterial chemical. "These products are safe to use," said Brian Sansoni of ACI. "They are safely used by millions of people in everyday hygiene routines. And triclosan in particular has been one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients over the past four decades." Studies using animals are skewed because they used uncommonly high levels of triclosan, he added. San Francisco Chronicle (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Find out more about the safe and effective use of triclosan on FightGermsNow.com  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Sustainability 
  • Janitorial companies get the green-marketing bug
    Rising consumer interest in environmental issues, along with the publication of the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides, could lead janitorial and sanitation companies to invest more seriously in green marketing, writes Angela Griffiths. "This could be the year that consumers drive green into the mainstream market and the Janitorial/Sanitation (Jan/San) industry takes a closer look at communications," she writes. Environmental Protection (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ACI News 
  • ACI Convention: Final chance to receive early bird registration rate; deadline is Jan. 4
    Friday, Jan. 4 is the last day to qualify for early bird registration rates at ACI's 2013 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 2. All registration rates increase afterward, with no exceptions. As soon as your registration payment is received, you have instant access to the convention registration list. Visit ACI's website to register today. For more information, e-mail ACI. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More than 1,700 pairs of gloves, mittens collected for Superstorm Sandy relief effort
    ACI and the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences say 'thank you’ to all who contributed more than 1700 pairs of gloves and mittens for families affected by Superstorm Sandy, as a part of the “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” project. The donations -- along with hand soap from ACI -- are being sent to families in New Jersey, one of the hardest-hit areas. For more information, visit ACI's website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
--Rose Kennedy,
American philanthropist


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