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New book advocates chemical-free cleaning

January 19, 2011
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CHICAGO — A newly published book by Vince Elliott describes how facilities can now be cleaned thoroughly and hygienically at less cost and with greater work productivity without the use of chemical cleaning agents, according to a press release.
The book, Extreme Green Cleaning, was introduced in November at the 2010 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Orlando, the release noted.
According to the article, Elliott writes that the professional cleaning industry is moving beyond conventional or green cleaning chemicals to emerging technologies that use plain tap water instead of chemicals.
"This is what I call renewable, ''chemical-free cleaning.'' It means no cleaning residues are left on surfaces or in the air after cleaning," said Elliott.
Elliott argues that even though green cleaning chemicals are safer for users and the environment, "they still are chemicals. The typical American office building is using approximately 1,600 pounds of these chemicals each year, dumping about six billion pounds of chemicals into our environment annually."
Click here to read the complete release.
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