Toxic cleaning chemicals threaten the health of the workers who use them and the children and adults who live or work in the buildings where they are used. Certain cleaning chemicals have been linked to asthma, some cancers, reproductive problems, stillbirths, and birth defects, but healthier alternatives are available and already being used by some companies, schools, and consumers.
CSHC Safer Alternatives for the Home
CSHC Web Resources List for Safe & Healthy Products
CSHC Cleaning Chemicals Flyer
CSHC Municipal Resolution Template
Green Cleaning Best Practices
Costs & Consequences of Traditional Cleaning Products
Green Cleaning In Schools- Health and Environment
Green Cleaning In Schools Is Cost Effective
Green Cleaning – Safer_Affordable and Effective
Why Are We So Keen On Green Clean Legislation
Keen on Green Clean FAQs
What is Green Cleaning?
Cleaning Chemical Hazards and What You Can Do
Cleaning Chemical Hazards, Asthma and What You Can Do
Cleaning for Healthy Program Checklist
DEP Flyer on Hazardous Cleaning Chemicals
DEP Recipe for Healthier Cleaning Flyer
INFORM Studies Associated with Cleaning Products
Other Green Cleaning Information:
In 2007, Governor Jodi Rell signed Public Act 100, requiring that all state buildings use certified green cleaning products. Since then, some municipalities across the state have decided to adopt similar standards for their schools and municipal buildings, which are not covered by the Act.
Find out more about our municipal work here, or give us a call to discuss starting or supporting a green cleaning campaign in our city or town!