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December 20, 2012
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  • Feds have debated triclosan for decades, expert says
    Despite years of extensive studies showing the safety and effectiveness of triclosan, federal agencies are still reviewing the antibacterial ingredient's use in products such as soap, says Paul Alexander, author of the book "Pandemic: The Story of People vs. Germs." Businesses that use the ingredient in products can face regulatory uncertainty because of governmental indecision, he says. Fox Business (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Dog detects deadly bacterial infection in humans
    Cliff, a 2-year-old beagle, has been trained to detect the bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is responsible for up to 14,000 human deaths annually in the U.S. Cliff correctly identified the infection in 25 of 30 people and determined that 265 of 270 uninfected people didn't have the bacteria. Researchers say dogs could be trained to detect the infection more quickly than conventional tests. "One big question for me is, 'What else can a dog's amazing sensory apparatus be utilized to detect?'" said Dr. Bruce Hirsch, an infectious disease specialist. WebMD (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
  • Calif. to release long-awaited "green chemistry" rules next month
    Manufacturers, including the makers of cleaning products, are expressing concern about "green chemistry" regulations set to be released in January. The results of the new rules are unpredictable, as it's unclear which products will be affected, according to Gene Livingston, an attorney for the Green Chemical Alliance. The California Chamber of Commerce warns that the new regulations could make some products unavailable or force consumers to pay more for products. Capital Public Radio (Calif.) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Read more about ACI's concerns on the California regulations.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumers want to try green cleaning products, research finds
    Seventy percent of Americans want to use green products such as household cleaners, but many consumers are unsure about how well green cleaners perform, according to research by The Shelton Group. Despite many consumers' expressions of concern about the performance of green cleaners they've used, nearly half said they were willing to try another green home cleaning product, the research found. HAPPI magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ACI Convention: Early Bird Registration Rates End January 4
    There are only a few days left to qualify for early bird registration rates at ACI's 2013 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention in Orlando, Florida, January 28-February 2. The early bird rates expire January 4! You shouldn't wait another minute to get set for the cleaning product industry's top business event. Visit ACI's website for more information or contact LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 'Tis the Season ... for Stains
    The longer stains sit on a fabric, the more difficult they may be to remove. The American Cleaning Institute's Nancy Bock provides tips for removing holiday stains in ACI's Cleaning Matters. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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