According to the Federal Environmental Executive office, Americans spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors. EPA studies have shown that human exposure to air pollutants indoors can be two to five times, occasionally 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. Poor quality indoor air can cause potential short-term and long-term health risks and may cause headaches, dry eyes, dizziness and fatigue.
In response, many institutional and industrial organizations, including The Women's Christian Association (WCA) Home, have implemented "Green Cleaning" programs to ensure safe cleaning for the staff, as well as residents and visitors. These products are less toxic, contain no cancer causing carcinogens, have low or no VOC's, and will not cause irritation to skin and eyes. Products also contain no fragrance that may encourage asthmatic attacks and allergies.
As a result, The WCA Home has partnered with State Industrial Products, a Cleveland-based chemical manufacturer, to promote a Green Seal Certified cleaning solution. All products are GS-37 certified, non-toxic, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and contain no perfume. On top of that, all packaging is made of recyclable materials.
What is Green Seal? Green Seal is a non-profit third party founded in 1989. The agency's mission is to achieve a more sustainable world by promoting environmentally responsible production, purchasing and products. Green Seal provides credible, science-based environmental certification standards for manufacturers. The agency utilizes a life-cycle approach, in that they evaluate a product or service beginning with material extraction, continuing with manufacturing, and ending with recycling and disposal. If the product meets rigorous testing standards and proves high levels of quality and performance, it will be certified as a Green Seal product. Such products tested include everything from coffee filters, to cleaning chemicals, to air chillers.
But why stop here, help the environment and your health ...
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Turn off lights when not in use
Buy organic: cotton clothing, food
Compost your leftover meals
Walk, ride your bike, or take public transportation to work
Install energy efficient light bulbs
Consider cloth diapers for infants
Wait for a full load to run dishwashers and washing machines
What does this mean for The WCA Home? A cleaner, safer facility for the staff, residents, and visitors, and a commitment from us to provide a healthy environment for all. Now, you can breathe a little easier. See us at www.stateindustrial.com for more information.