On average, Americans spend about 90 percent of their days indoors. EPA studies indicate that human exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 2-5 times, and occasionally up to 100 times, higher than outdoor levels.
Poor quality indoor air can produce health effects ranging from headaches and dry eyes to nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. We all want to work in an office environment that is comfortable, clean and safe. An important part of ensuring good indoor air quality in Federal facilities is choosing cleaning products that have a reduced impact on human health and the environment. We call these green cleaners.
Today, more than ever, Federal facility managers are working with the acquisition community to develop contracts that encourage the use of cleaning agents with a reduced impact on the environment.
Why convert to green cleaners?
- Helps you meet green purchasing mandates
- Promotes a healthier working environment
- Improves safety for janitorial workers
- Reduces your agency's environmental footprint
- Green purchasing is an important element of an Environmental Management System (EMS) now required for all federal facilities
- Helps create a more sizable market for cost effective high performance green products
- Helps position your agency as a leader in the use of sustainable business practices