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This paper helps all those concerned with keeping schools clean and properly maintained in adopting healthier cleaning and maintenance practices and promoting the purchase and use of environmentally preferable products which perform well and are cost effective. It explains how children are exposed to toxic chemicals in school cleaning and maintenance products, highlights the problem of indoor air pollution, and cautions about the lack of toxic testing on commercially used cleaning chemicals. A checklist for prevention of dirt and grime by anticipating people and their messes is detailed. Also discussed are tips on purchasing environmentally preferable cleaning products, including a checklist of human health and environmental considerations. Final sections cover vendor, price and performance considerations; and thoughts on how schools buy cleaning and maintenance products. Lists of helpful organizations and agencies and how-to guides are included. (GR)

Descriptors: Check Lists, Cleaning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Indoor Air Pollution, Poisons, Public Schools, Purchasing, School Maintenance

The Healthy Schools Network, 96 South Swan St., Albany, NY 12210; Tel: 518-462-0632.

Autor: New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds, Albany.; Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY


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