PROCYON Soap Free Products Re-Certified Under Green Seal's GS-37 - 7th Edition, 2012
SPOKANE, WA — Plus Manufacturing's PROCYON Soap Free products - the first products certified under Washington, DC-based Green Seal's revised GS-37 standard - have been re-certified under the 2012, 7th Edition of GS-37, meeting Green Seal's rigorous Environmental Standard for Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use, based on reduced human and environmental toxicity and reduced volatile organic compound content.
PROCYON Green Seal GS-37 Certified Cleaning Products include:
• PROCYON PLUS Carpet Cleaning Concentrate
• PROCYON Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Concentrate
• PROCYON Extreme! Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Concentrate
• PROCYON Spot & Stain Remover
• PROCYON Tile Grout & Stone Cleaning Concentrate
• PROCYON General Purpose Cleaning Concentrate
Green Seal's GS-37 establishes environmental requirements for industrial and institutional general purpose, restroom, glass, and carpet cleaners. It includes criteria to help protect vulnerable populations in institutional settings such as schools, daycare centers, nursing homes, and other facilities, while requiring that certified products remove common soils on surfaces effectively, without undesirable side effects.
"PROCYON formulas have remained unchanged over the past 30 years, along with our strong commitment to human health and a clean environment," said Plus Manufacturing’s founder Ivan Day.
According to Green Seal's president, Arthur Wiseman, "Products meeting the criteria of GS-37 are among the greenest cleaning products available on the market. We commend Plus Manufacturing for its commitment to the GS-37 leadership standard to protect human health and the environment."
According to Green Seal: “The requirements in the GS-37 standard are based on an assessment of the environmental, health, or social impacts associated with the products covered in the scope of the standard.”
PROCYON Soap Free products were determined by Green Seal to be non-toxic and free of ingredients causing oral, inhalation, or dermal toxicity, as well as free of *asthmagens, skin sensitizers, and heavy metals including, lead, hexavalent chromium, or selenium.
Green Seal also determined that PROCYON Soap Free products also do not contain reproductive toxins, volatile organic compounds, 2-butoxyethanol, alkylphenol ethoxylates, phthalates, and ozone-depleting compounds that contribute to the production of photochemical smog, tropospheric ozone, or poor indoor air quality.
PROCYON Soap Free products were also acknowledged by Green Seal as being non-toxic to aquatic life, not combustible, having no bioaccumulating compounds, and biodegradable.
Lastly, Green Seal determined that Plus Manufacturing offers training or training materials on the proper use of the product, including step-by-step instructions.
*Asthmagen. A substance designated as an asthma causing agent by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC).
Asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that impairs breathing. Asthma affects children and adults, may be intermittent or persistent, and is further classified as mild, moderate, or severe. The chronic inflammation associated with variable airflow obstruction commonly causes difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and/or chest pain. Symptoms may resolve completely between active episodes. Symptoms may occur during exposure, immediately after exposure, or up to 24 hours later in a “late phase,” frequently interrupting sleep.
About Green Seal
The original “Green Seal of Approval” was founded in 1989 to help safeguard the health of people and the planet. As an independent, science-based standards developer and certification body, Green Seal identifies products and services that are environmentally responsible, and provides public education for creating a more sustainable world. Visit www.GreenSeal.org for links to all Green Seal standards.
About Plus Manufacturing, Inc.
Plus Manufacturing, Inc. is located in Spokane, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest. They have been providing environmentally safer, quality products that work for over 30 years. All PROCYON products are soap free, hypo-allergenic, non-toxic with no VOCs and no off-gassing. Plus Manufacturing works hard to educate the public about proper, safe, and efficient cleaning methods, to safeguard public health as well as the environment.