Illinois bill would require schools to use green cleaning products

Feb. 21, 2007
Measure aims to improve indoor air quality in schools.

An Illinois House member is proposing legislation that would require the use of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies in the state's schools. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen May of Highland Park comes in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's estimate that half of all schoolchildren, teachers and staff members are exposed to indoor air that is five to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. The cost of switching to the green cleaning products will fall to individual school districts, but proponents claim that the products are equal to traditional cleaners in cost and effectiveness.

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