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Equipment evaluation options added to IEHA's HPCP testing program

November 5, 2010
WESTERVILLE, OH — The International Executive Housekeepers Association''s (IEHA) High-Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing program in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell TURI Laboratory is expanding to include equipment and non-chemical process testing, according to a press release.
"The IEHA Board of Directors has received several requests to evaluate the performance of equipment and processes in addition to chemical cleaning solutions, and after review, IEHA has agreed to develop a supplemental equipment testing program for hard surfaces that will augment the current HPCP test protocols," said Beth Risinger, chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of IEHA.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) laboratory that has been at the forefront of testing to find high-performance cleaning alternatives to toxic chemistries will conduct the equipment testing, the release noted.
"Cleaning effectiveness depends on the formulation, equipment, processes and workers. We will apply our testing experience, both in industrial and janitorial cleaning, to evaluate equipment performance starting with hard surface cleaning tools," said Jason Marshall, director of the UMass Lowell TURI Lab.
"The goal is to enable safer, healthier and more effective cleaning," Marshall added.
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