ACI Workshop to Examine New Test Methods for Cleaning Product Safety


WASHINGTON, D.C.”“January 11, 2023 ““What are the best available non-animal scientific methods to assess the potential hazard of respiratory irritation throughout the life cycle of cleaning products?

The American Cleaning Institute is hosting a workshop on March 2, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia that will bring together leading experts who will explore “New Approach Methods (NAMs) for the In Vitro  Assessment of Cleaning Products for Respiratory Irritation.”

“Product safety is a key component of product stewardship. In the cleaning product industry, manufacturers need relevant and reliable tests to assess the hazards of their products to promote safe and responsible use,” said Francis Kruszewski, Ph.D., DABT, ACI Senior Director, Human Health & Safety.

“During this workshop, attendees will review  in vitro cellular and tissue-based testing methods for assessing the hazard of respiratory irritation throughout the life cycle of cleaning products, from raw materials, formulation of intermediate and end-use products, and use in their intended markets.”

The workshop findings will be used to generate a report to guide and assist the cleaning products industry in best practices and principles when selecting in vitro testing methods for their products.

Speakers include:

  • Holger Behrsing, Ph.D., Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Sabina Burla, Ph.D., Invitrolize; formerly of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Phillip Clapp, Ph.D., Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Scott Dotson, Ph.D., CIH, Insight Exposure & Risk Sciences Group
  • Annie M. Jarabek, Ph.D., Federal Scientist in front of McCullough
  • Shaun McCullough, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Vivek Patel, Ph.D., Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Clive Roper, Ph.D., Roper Toxicology Consulting Limited
  • Monita Sharma, Ph.D., PETA Science Consortium International

This workshop is ideal for cleaning product manufacturers and supplier researchers, scientists, toxicologists, and other technical experts throughout government agencies and non-governmental organizations.   It is also viable for restoration and cleaning professionals likewise.

Those interested in attending can learn more and register  here.

About ACI

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

Samantha Hager

Samantha Hager is the Associate Editor at Cleanfax Magazine. With an extensive background in journalism and editorialism, Hager provides a unique perspective to the cleaning and restoration industries. You can reach her at [email protected]

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