ACE and CSPA Join Efforts to Educate Americans on Asthma Prevention

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Asthma Day May 6th, the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) and the Consumer Specialty Products Association's (CSPA) Cleaning Products Division are partnering to educate Americans on ways to minimize irritants and allergens that can trigger an asthma attack or worsen allergy symptoms.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 4 Americans is affected by asthma and allergies. Symptoms are frequently made worse by indoor components that can easily be eliminated. These common asthma triggers include dust mites, mold, cockroaches, tobacco smoke, pollen, and pet dander. It is important for people to know that these triggers can be minimized by following a medical management plan and taking the proper cleaning measures in your home and office.

ACE and CSPA's Cleaning Products Division recommend the following steps to help minimize indoor asthma and allergy triggers:

Household cleaning is proven to be beneficial in removing indoor allergens from surfaces. Knowing and taking actions to minimize your triggers can help you properly manage your symptoms associated with asthma and allergies. As with any cleaning product, read and follow label directions.

For more information on the proper use of household cleaning products, please visit www.AboutCleaningProducts.com.

For more information on keeping your family and home safer and healthier, please visit www.StopGerms.org.

The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing community health and well-being wherever household and commercial products are used.

For more information about ACE, visit www.Consumered.org.

CSPA is a non-profit national trade association representing 247 firms engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of familiar products used in households, industries and institutions. Our seven product sectors are: aerosol products, air care products, antimicrobial products, cleaning products, pest management products, industrial and automotive specialty chemicals, and polishes and floor maintenance products. Overall sales of these products approximate $81 billion in the U.S. annually.

SOURCE Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) and the Consumer Specialty

Products Association (CSPA)

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