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Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign — Wellness Wire

The EPA’s new web-based tool kit helps schools start chemical management programs by:

* Removing inappropriate, outdated, unknown and unnecessary chemicals from schools;
* Preventing future chemical mismanagement issues in schools through training, curriculum and policy change, and long-term management solutions; and
* Raising awareness of chemical issues in schools and promoting sustainable solutions.

Taking a look at the kit regarding cleaning gives a good sense of how thorough and stringent the kit is. It highlights the following environmental attributes to look for:
* Minimizes exposure to concentrates
* No ozone depleting substances
* Recyclable packging
* Recycled-content in packaging
* Reduced bioconcentration factor
* Reduced flammability
* Reduced or no added dyes, except when added for safety purposes
* Reduced or no added fragrances
* Reduced or no skin irritants
* Reduced or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
* Reduced packaging

Download their workbook to address chemical risks in school,  </a>to see how the program can work for your school.

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