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Vermont group wants cleaning products expelled

October 15, 2010
BENNINGTON, VT — A Vermont advocacy group is pushing for a law that would ban cleaning products that have toxins in them from schools, according to a press release.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products have been required in state buildings since 2004, but now Vermont Public Interest Research Group wants lawmakers to extend that to schools, the release stated.
Charity Carbine, an environmental health advocate for the group, tells the Bennington Banner that cleaning supplies sometimes include formaldehyde and chloroform, which can be dangerous if inhaled.
Vermont lawmakers considered a bill to ban them in the Legislature''s last session, but the bill didn''t make it out of committee, the release noted.
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