February kicks off a 5-part series detailing scientific advances on chemical-induced asthma.

Washington, DC, February 16, 2016 – The first of an American Cleaning Institute-sponsored webinar series on “Advancing the Science on Chemical-Induced Asthma” kicks off February 25 to help provide researchers with greater insights on an often mischaracterized topic.

ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org), which represents the cleaning product supply chain, is hosting the five-part webinar series in collaboration with the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Center at the University of Cincinnati.

You can register for the first webinar at no cost at www.aciscience.org/asthma.

The initial webinar, which takes place February 25 at 2:00 p.m. EST, features Dr. Jon Bernstein, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Immunology. His presentation – Current Clinical Perspectives in Evaluating Chemical Induced Asthma, or “What Caused My Asthma?” – will provide a review of the clinical tests used to evaluate asthma.

“This webinar series will discuss the advances being made in the methods for hazard and risk assessment of  chemicals, how they can be related to asthma, and the role of clinical, toxicological, and epidemiological research in supporting regulatory approaches,” said Dr. Francis Kruszewski, ACI Senior Director, Human Health & Safety. “Reviewing the science and safety behind cleaning products and their ingredients is part of the industry’s long-standing commitment to product stewardship.”

Other topics to be explored in the bi-monthly series include:

  • The role of toxicology in asthma hazard assessment (April 2016)
  • Environmental contributions to asthma prevalence: assessing the link between exposure and disease (June 2016)
  • Asthma risk assessment: A regulatory perspective (August 2016)
  • Asthma-specific hazard characterization approaches: A novel approach to a complex problem (October 2016)

The webinars are ideal for researchers, toxicologists, epidemiologists, physicians and academics interested in the latest scientific advances on a complex topic.

The American Cleaning Institute®
(ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market.  ACI  members include the 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 oleochemical producers.  ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.