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Schools consider expanding green cleaning program

June 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — City officials are looking to implement green cleaning programs in all of the city''s public schools, according to The Bay Citizen.

Under the proposed plan, custodial sinks would be retrofitted with specially designed faucets that release measured amounts of "green" cleaning agents, the article stated.

According to the article, the decision is part of the San Francisco Unified School District''s attempt to fight childhood asthma rates in their schools.

"Chemical cleaners are triggers for asthma," said school board member Jill Wynns.

"When kids are with us, we are responsible for them. Kids can''t learn if they are having an asthma attack. Kids with asthma miss school and that costs us money," Wynns added.

The district is looking to establish a Green Cleaning Oversight Committee, which would be charged with securing local, state and federal funds and private donations for the new retrofits, the article noted.

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