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Friday's Ask the Experts: Dusting spray

March 19, 2010
Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am looking for a good "green" dusting spray but, everywhere I look, there is nothing that specifies an eco-friendly "dusting spray." The only results are for traditional products.
1) What determines a product can be called a "dusting spray" and can you recommend a green one?
2) I have seen that the majority of green solutions are concentrated and have different dilution levels for different purposes and thought of purchasing one to use for just dusting. How reliable are these all-in-one green solutions, and if they are as good as they say they are, which one(s) would you recommend which would also be great for dusting?
3) Which green product would you recommend that is strong enough to remove hard baked-on gunk on ovens and stove tops that works as well as the traditional products? I have already used two different green solutions that did not work as well as the product description specified.
The answer:
Product recommendations are tough to make because we do not run a testing facility and may not be aware of the "best" in any category. Also, we run the risk of someone answering who has limited product knowledge or a special interest in promoting something.
If the question is not widely seen, you cannot be sure of objectiveness and so we usually recommend you post it on an industry comment board on the Internet, such as You are likely to get a better response there.
Be that as it may, my first comment on questions 1 and 2 would be to ask why you have this strong attraction to what is basically a household product, dust spray. Cleaning professionals generally avoid the use of products that ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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