The new law will protect the health of students and school employees by requiring Illinois schools to change their cleaning programs and use non-toxic “green” products and practices. Illinois joins New York State in the groundbreaking legislation that will reduce children’s exposure to irritants and toxic chemicals while protecting the health of custodial staff who work with the cleaning supplies.
Draft guidelines for the Green Cleaning Schools Act have been published and are available for viewing and commenting.
Your comments will help ensure that this pioneering new policy is successfully implemented.
To request a free copy ($1 for shipping) of The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, produced by RPN partner The Healthy Schools Campaign, click here.
For a complete overview of how to purchase green cleaners, refer to RPN’s free Responsible Purchasing Guide for Cleaners.