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CPSC Commissioner Named Honorary Chair of Alliance for Consumer Education

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle to serve on national educational nonprofit dedicated to promoting the safety, health & well-being of families and communities

WASHINGTON DC (May 20, 2016) - The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating consumers on the correct use, storage, and disposal of household and institutional products, announced Consumer Product Safety Commissioner (CPSC) Ann Marie Buerkle will serve as the foundation’s honorary chair, effective immediately.

Flu Shots - Myth vs. Reality

Since its creation, the modern flu vaccine has been a tremendous help in the fight for better public health. However, in recent years a significant amount of misinformation has emerged regarding the flu shot. Therefore, as part of our campaign to prevent diseases, the Alliance for Consumer Education urges you to get the facts about and dispel major myths of the flu.

Myth #1 - You can catch the flu from the flu vaccine

How to Avoid the Common Cold

As winter quickly approaches, it is becoming increasingly important to spread awareness of the most effective common cold prevention methods. It is true that some of these are fairly intuitive to many people. However, the fact that they are so often ignored drives home the point that these four strategies need to be reinforced.

The Facts About Food Poisoning

Each year more than 48 million people in the United States catch some form of food poisoning. This amounts to roughly one in six Americans. What makes these figures particularly frustrating, is that many of these cases can be avoided if more people had a better understanding of this health risk. Therefore, we would like to share five vital facts regarding food poisoning and how you can combat these risks with proper cleaning and use of products.

Accidental Poisoning Risks from Five Common Products

While it is a danger that is often overlooked, the threat of accidental poisoning is something that jeopardizes large numbers every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 38,000 people lose their lives to accidental poisonings per year. Many of the most common victims are young children. These deaths often can be attributed to the misuse of common household products. So in order to better keep your family safe, please read up on some everyday items that can be hazardous under certain circumstances.

Back to School Health and Safety Tips

According to the CDC, elementary school children get eight to twelve cases of the flu/colds each school year. Read more below for some back to school health and safety tips to keep your child healthy during back to school season this fall!

1) Water fountains are one of the germiest places at school. Tell your children to run the water from the water fountain before drinking from it. An even better alternative is to purchase a reusable water bottle.

ACE Attends a Series of Summer Conferences to Expand Reach

ACE recently attended three major conferences across the U.S. to continue to promote awareness for inhalant abuse. These conferences help ACE create better program materials to target audiences and also provides new perspectives on the issues of drugs and addiction. Below are some highlights from the conferences.

The Association of Recovery Schools: 
UNITE (Uniting National Initiatives to Empower Youth Recovery) in Philadelphia, PA, June 24-25, 2015


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