After concern of many school-aged parents, Boston public schools are transforming themselves into greener houses of learning. According to The Boston Globe, "earlier this month, the superintendent unfurled an ecological manifesto, reiterating the switchover in 135 buildings, completed last year, to what officials believe are safer alternatives for day-in day-out cleaning."

The push is towards the use of more environmentally friendly effective cleaning products, which statistically should help reduce the health impact on children with asthma and/or allergies. In fact, the "environmental movement has focused its attention on indoor pollution and warning of dangers that may lurk in cleaning products used on furniture, in toilet bowls, and on desktops. "

Click here to read about some of the health concerns associated with the use of cleaning products, as well as what facilities throughout Boston are doing to combat this problem.