American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Issues Important Reminders About Proper Use of Disinfectants

Washington, D.C. –The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) issued the following statement in response to speculation about the use of disinfectants in or on one’s body:

“Disinfectants are meant to kill germs or viruses on hard surfaces. Under no circumstances should they ever be used on one’s skin, ingested or injected internally.

“We remind everyone to please use all hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting products as directed in order to ensure safe, effective and intended use of those products.”

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