Children Benefit from Green Chemicals
file size 1.409086 mb
2/28/2011 - time 1:10
Asthma rates are increasing among children and custodial staffs are being tasked with reevaluating their chemical arsenal to make sure that these products no longer affect indoor air quality. To do so, staffs are incorporating green chemicals into their programs.
Within the realm of green are oxygen-based, biobased and peroxide-based products, which are gaining popularity in schools across the country. These green chemicals are touted as safe for use around children and ultra-sensitive building occupants.
By definition biobased products are biodegradable and made partially or wholly from plant sources including soy, corn, coconut, parsley, lavender or citrus. A variety of products are available to clean, disinfect or even degrease surfaces. Their low levels of volatile organic compounds are a plus for sensitive occupants, who often react negatively to a product's fumes.
TIPS SELECTED FOR YOU
There's A Difference Between Cleaning And Disinfecting
Are You Ready To Start A Cleaning Business?
How To Start A Cleaning Business
The Risks Of Not Forming A 'Legal' Cleaning Business
New Cleaning Companies Should Have Corporate Protection
Cleaning Is More Complex Than People Think
Workloading May Require Seasonal Adjustments
More Occupants Mean More Spills And Messes To Clean
Facility Traffic Impacts Cleaning Specs