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Work-related Asthma and Cleaning Products

  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Occupational Health Asthma Surveillance Program surveys work-related asthma and issues an Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin four times a year. The July 2003 bulletin addresses work-related asthma and cleaning products

URL:  http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/occupational-health/sensor-lung-disease-bulletins/july03.pdf

Green Seal Certified Products

  This independent, nonprofit organization, promotes the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. It sets environmental standards and awards a "Green Seal of Approval" to products that cause less harm to the environment than other similar products.

URL:  http://www.greenseal.org/

Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention (P2) Project

  The Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention (P2) Project has produced a series of fact sheets on environmental, health, and safety issues related to Toilet Cleaning, Hard Floor Care, Carpet Care Restroom Cleaning, Glass Cleaning, Metal Cleaning, Disinfectants.

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Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment

  This report, which can be ordered from INFORM, Inc., is a one-stop guide to environmentally preferable cleaning products and methods that have been effectively used in office buildings, schools, hospitals and other facilities in the United States and Canada.

URL:  http://www.informinc.org/cleanforhealth.php

Janitorial Product Evaluation for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

The Institute's Surface Solutions Lab evaluated the performance of environmentally safer janitorial cleaning products for the Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement Program. Read more...

Center for a New American Dream's Institutional Purchasing Network

  The Center for a New American Dream's Institutional Purchasing Program provides recommendations and tools for launching an environmental purchasing program. The website includes an extensive list of institutional purchasing policies and activities organized by institution, type, product categories, and environmental attributes.

URL:  http://www.newdream.org/procure/aboutus.php

Ten Ways to Find Safer Cleaners, 2006

  Glowing customer endorsements or pictures of animals and the use of the color green on a label does not mean that a product is safe. Educate yourself by following these ten tips. Download PDF file (368.27 kB)

Resources for Brazilian Housecleaners

  Learn what resources are available to Brazilian Housecleaners through the Vida Verde Housecleaner Cooperative located in Cambridge.

URL:  http://www.verdeamarelo.org/