Should We Really Have Toxic Chemicals in Our Schools?

Our kids are exposed to harmful toxic chemicals five days a week and we don’t even realize it. The chemicals are stored in large quantities in our schools across the country. They come in the form of sanitizers, disinfectant sprays, glass cleaners, floor cleaners, and many other chemically-enhanced products meant to keep our schools safe and clean. It’s likely very little thought is ever given to the dangers these toxic chemicals present to students and staff alike. We assume the chemicals are … [Read more...]

Flu Prevention in Schools and the Workplace: Are you Doing the Right Things to Protect Your Students and Staff?

A recent report by CNN on March 2nd, 2018, states the worst part of the 2017/18 flu season is over. According to the report, only 5% of people visiting a doctor for the week ending March 3rd reported flu symptoms. This was down from 6.5% the previous week.  However, the report also indicated this doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take precautions. Neglecting to practice healthy habits when it comes to preventing the spread of the flu virus could give it a new life. In fact, flu prevention … [Read more...]

Making Your Restaurant Green

Of all the industries out there, the food service and restaurant business is not only one of the easiest to go green in, it’s the most important. The restaurant business is extremely competitive today and to succeed you need to attract new customers and offer your existing customer something unique and worth their while outside of just great food. To many consumers, environmental impact is an important aspect of everything they do. Taking into account sustainability in your restaurant will … [Read more...]

Working to Protect those who are Most Vulnerable

One thing to keep in mind if you are involved in the cleaning or disinfecting of any space, is who will be using that space and who depends on it to be cleaned. Sure, in a perfect world, all germs would be eliminated from all areas with the click of a button and without any side effects from the cleaning method used. But that is not possible just yet, and ensuring that certain environments like schools, hospitals, groceries and restaurants   are as clean and safe as possible for their specific … [Read more...]

Making Our Schools a Safer Place

Schools are a place where our children spend their days learning and making friends in their formative years. For this critical environment to be successful it is essential that not only the custodial staff, but teachers, children and parents take an active role in maintaining safe and healthy schools. Not only are schools the perfect place for germs and bacteria to thrive, but the spread of germs within them can have a devastating effect on the education process in a community. To help you … [Read more...]

A Place to Learn, Not to Get Sick

The last thing any school wants to have to deal with is absenteeism, and that goes for teachers as well as students. Schools are places where children should bring home knowledge and valuable experiences, not germs and sicknesses. To ensure the ideal type of learning environment schools should focus on both not having sicknesses spread within them, and on positively affecting the health of students. To do this, there are three things that schools can focus on. Be Toxin Free Cleaning is an … [Read more...]

When and How to Clean, Sanitize, or Disinfect Your School

Not knowing the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting,   in your school can be costly and deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here is what you need to know about each: Cleaning: Physically removes germs and dirt with soap/detergent and water. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but rather reduces the risk of infection by removing them. Sanitizing: Lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged … [Read more...]

Chemicals in school cleaning supplies impact students’ health

  It is critical to have good indoor air quality in a school, in order to create a positive learning environment. Harsh chemicals found in many conventional cleaning supplies and products used in classrooms often deteriorate the air quality. Attending school should be a safe and positive experience for kids. “Children attend school to gain the knowledge and social interaction that will allow them to develop into happy, healthy adults. Unfortunately, many school environments contain … [Read more...]

It’s About More Than Just Odor

Odor in Senior Living healthcare facilities is not just something that slightly inconveniences guests, patients, and staff. Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospices view the dilemma as a substantial problem, and rightfully so. The odor caused by human waste, bacteria and cancer treatment in these environments has historically been ineffectively dealt with. Harsh chemical cleaners are commonly used but more often than not, the odor they fill the air with is not any better than that … [Read more...]