School Cleaners Test Results
EWG tested over 20 cleaners used in schools in California, and detected hundreds of air contaminants not listed as ingredients by manufacturers.
Further testing shows that cleaning a model classroom using 3 widely used, certified green products produces far less air pollution than cleaning the same classroom with 3 common conventional cleaners.
|CLEANING SCENARIO||AIR CONTAMINANTS DETECTED||INGREDIENTS DISCLOSED BY MANUFACTURER||ASTHMAGENS DETECTED||CARCINOGENS DETECTED|
|Conventional Classroom Cleaning||66||5||1||2|
|Green Classroom Cleaning||15||7||1||1|
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Waxie informed EWG on Jan. 7, 2013, that the Waxie-Green Floor Finish has been discontinued. EWG has not reviewed for the purposes of this report the company’s new formulation, Waxie-Green Hi-Solids Floor Finish.