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Schools convert to environmentally friendly cleaning products to promote health

11 May 2017 8:34 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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The public schools have gone green to get clean.

The School Department is converting to environmentally friendly cleaning products and shelving the chemically potent standard cleaners to improve air quality and end exposure to potentially toxic liquids and sprays, a press release said.

"We have chosen to make an investment in green cleaning products so that our staff and students will have a more asthma- and allergy-friendly learning environment," the press release said.

Asthma is a chronic illness that affects the respiratory tract and airways that carry oxygen in and out of the lungs. Asthma is more prevalent among Holyoke students in grades kindergarten to grade eight, with 27 percent reported to have asthma, than the statewide average for such students of 12.4 percent, according to the press release

More at source: Mass Live

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