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Cleaners: Credits & Endnotes


Lead Author: Christina Moretti
Contributor: Chris Geiger, Kelly Panciera
Editors: Chris O’Brien, Mary Jo Snavely, Dave Tilford

Advisors and Reviewers: Steve Ashkin (Ashkin Group), Sandra Cannon
(EcoPurchasing Consultants), Marcia Deegler (Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
Operational Services Division), Stewart Fast (Terrachoice), Chris Geiger (City and
County of San Francisco), James Darr (US EPA), Mark Petruzzi (Green Seal), Johanna
Kertesz (State of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)

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