TOXICS INFORMATION PROJECT (TIP)
Liberty Goodwin, Director
P.O. Box 40441, Providence, RI 02940
Tel. 401-351-9193, E-Mail: TIP@toxicsinfo.org
(Lighting the Way to Less Toxic Living)
DO THESE PRODUCTS KEEP THE FACILITY SANITARY?
DON’T WE NEED STRONG, ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS & DEODORIZERS?
All products used have to meet strict standards of cleanliness, and researchers have found that special antibacterial products are unnecessary. Moreover, such “overkill” is arousing increasing concern about antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and stream pollution.
WHAT ABOUT THE “CLEAN SMELL”?
Unfortunately, advertising has convinced us that the smell of synthetic fragrance chemicals is healthy and indicates a “clean” home or facility. Nothing could be further from the truth. Commonly used commercial cleaners contain a variety of chemicals, many petroleum derivatives, that scientists have found to be associated with sometimes serious reactions and health conditions. For example, ingredients in some products, especially fragranced ones, might trigger an asthma attack in a susceptible individual.
THE EPA WEBSITE LIST OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS INCLUDES “AIR FRESHENER”!
THE TRUE “SMELL OF CLEAN” IS: NO SMELL AT ALL!
The EPA warns that:
SO, PLEASE THANK YOUR FACILITY MANAGER FOR “GOING GREEN”,
PROVIDING YOU WITH A HUMAN-FRIENDLY, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT!