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The importance of green cleaning in schools

April 12, 2011
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WASHINGTON — While school days are a thing of the past for most adults, about one-fifth of the country''s population is still hanging out at school, according to a press release.

Every teacher and parent dreams of the one student who can get to school on time every day with no sick days and is able to pay attention throughout all the day''s classes, the release noted.

That''s next to impossible when students spend their days in the classroom, inhaling leftover chemical fumes from the night’s cleaning, having their asthma aggravated from dust allergies and the old-school fluorescent lighting overhead is triggering a headache, the release stated.

The HSC has created a five-step process to green cleaning for schools that is a great way to start making improvements to indoor air quality while reducing utility and maintenance costs, the article added.

According to the release, the Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) is working to change national policy regarding school cleaning.

Their annual summit in Washington, DC, brings together state activists, industry experts and corporate leaders to share past successes and build improvements for the future, the release concluded.

Click here to read the complete release.

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