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September 19, 2010
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Swiffer becomes the official cleaner of the Children''s Museum of Indianapolis

CINCINNATI — The Procter & Gamble Company''s Swiffer brand recently became the official cleaner of the world''s largest children''s museum, according to a press release.

Swiffer products will now be used throughout the 479,000-square-foot Children''s Museum of Indianapolis to trap and lock dust and dirt in every exhibit it houses, the release stated.

As the official cleaner, Swiffer Dusters will be tasked to clean the museum''s 43-foot-tall Fireworks of Glass exhibit consisting of more than 3,200 individually blown pieces of smooth and twisted glass, the release noted.

Jeff Patchen, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Children''s Museum of Indianapolis, said: "Dale Chihuly''s artwork (Fireworks of Glass) is one of the centerpieces of our museum, and the preferred dusting solution to help keep it clean and dust-free is Swiffer. After seeing how well it works on such a delicate piece of art as Chihuly''s piece, we wanted to deepen our partnership with Swiffer to help keep our exhibits clean and dust-free for our young visitors to enjoy."

Swiffer Dusters use thousands of fluffy fibers that gently change shape to fit anywhere to trap and lock dust and dirt better than traditional feather dusters, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.


School district praised for indoor air quality

KELLER, TX — The Keller Independent School District recently received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its indoor air quality (IAQ) program, according to the Keller Citizen.

Personnel from the Keller Independent School District will attend IAQ training in order to better understand how to improve conditions to reduce asthma triggers like dust and other airborne debris that eventually settles on surfaces, the story stated.

Frank DiNella, operations director for the Keller Independent School District, said: "Fifty percent of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by indoor air quality issues. It''s been good for the non-academic people to contribute to our kids'' learning ability."

The Keller Independent School District''s IAQ program is both proactive and reactive: Officials use handheld monitors to regularly test the air quality in every classroom on every campus and workers change air filters and frequently clean surfaces to remove soils, the story noted.

IAQ monitoring at the Keller Independent School District began over two years ago, and district officials are proud that they have effectively improved the quality of their schools'' indoor air and had their efforts recognized with the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Excellence Award, the story added.

Click here to read the complete article.


Dusty heater triggers foul smell

CHINA GROVE, NC — Hundreds of students from China Grove Middle School were forced out into the cold after a strong malodor was found to be permeating from a dusty heater, according to the Salisbury Post.

The China Grove Fire Department was called to the scene and quickly identified a dirty heating and air conditioning unit as the culprit for the foul smell, the story stated.

China Grove Fire Department Chief Jeff Gledhill said that excessive dust had built up in the unit, causing the dust to be heated and distributed throughout the classroom, which produced the odor, the story noted.

The China Grove Middle School maintenance department, rather than properly cleaning the heater and frequently dusting it to ensure a future buildup does not occur, plans to replace the unit, the story added.

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