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Testing green cleaning products for performance

June 8, 2011

WESTERVILLE, OH — The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is pleased to announce the continuing expansion of the High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing program in conjunction with UMass Lowell''s Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Lab, according to a press release.

In 2010, IEHA/TURI embarked upon a fee-based program for testing soil removal efficacy of hard-surface green cleaning products, and for recognizing products that perform well when compared to similar products (green or conventional), the release stated.

According to the release, test metrics and program scope have expanded and now encompass soil removal, microbial elimination, ergonomics, productivity, field application and equipment (non-chemical product evaluation).

"IEHA salutes these progressive companies and others that have stepped up to have their products'' performance rigorously verified by a science-based, independent third-party," said Beth Risinger, chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of IEHA.

"We are pleased to be working with the scientists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell''s TURI Lab to make this flexible and innovative program available to forward-thinking industry and corporate leaders who provide green high performance solutions to the marketplace," Risinger added.

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