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Which is Better for Laundry – Hard or Soft Water?

Can the kind of water you have affect your laundry? You bet. It depends on the water’s softness or hardness. Soft water aids cleaning. Hard water poses some obstacles to cleaning. Hard water contains minerals (mostly calcium and magnesium) which react with soap to form a curd. Soap curd can...

Get Healthy on Global Handwashing Day – Think Soap, Not Soup

When was the last time you washed your hands? It’s cold and flu season and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So soap now beats chicken soup later. Join ACI and the CDC today in observing Global Handwashing Day – the perfect...

How and Why Does Soap Bubble?!

Ever wonder why soap bubbles and foams? So have a lot of other people!  Here are links to a variety of sources for explanations – from MIT to an eighth grader! There are even some tips on making your own bubbles. Enjoy! http://web.mit.edu/nnf/education/wettability/bubbles.html https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-super-bubbles-science-project/ https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/cleansing/products/soap-foam.htm Share the fun! Get the...

Packing List for Clean and Healthy Travel

The year’s busiest and most fun travel season is finally here!  So that you can catch some rays instead of a cold, take a few small safeguards to stay clean and healthy on the road. Here are some recommended additions to your packing list: Cleaning wipes or spray disinfectant –...

Are You Washing Your Hands the Right Way?

We all know that we’re supposed to wash our hands several times a day. And we all do it (right)? Are we doing it the best way? Let’s start with why it’s important: Washing hands slows the spread of germs, which keeps us all a lot healthier. Here’s how to...