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Cleaning Materials and Methods

Stephen Ashkin and Richard Ellis

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195179477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864638 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0014
Cleaning Materials and Methods

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This chapter discusses green cleaning in schools. Clean schools minimize safety hazards and provide an optimal setting for learning. “Green cleaning” is an approach to cleaning designed to meet three different goals: effective cleaning, preventing discomfort and toxicity among people exposed to the cleaning process, and protecting the environment. The direct economic benefits of a green cleaning program include reductions in chemical use and labor costs. Indirect benefits include improved performance and decreased absenteeism.

Keywords: school environment; school cleaning; green cleaning; effective cleaning; toxicity

Chapter.  11043 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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