According to Stamford Times reports, the Diocese of Bridgeport (Conn.) is the first Roman Catholic Diocese in the state to adopt the green cleaning initiative to improve the indoor air quality in its schools, parishes and facilities. The Diocese joined up with the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology to eliminate many of the existing chemicals that are currently being used in various buildings, replacing them with green certified chemicals.

To date, more than 60 health care facilities, businesses and school districts in the United States have implemented Deirdre's "Greening the Cleaning" initiative.

As mentioned in the article, "according to the World Health Organization, cleaning chemicals can cause headaches, asthma, burns, permanent eye damage, major organ damage and even cancer. The WHO estimates that 30 percent of all buildings experience indoor air quality problems and that cleaning products can be a key contributor to these problems."

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