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...]

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...]

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...]