Require schools to have full and open transparency of cleaning and disinfecting protocols and chemical exposure risk!
Parents, students, and teachers have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemical disinfectants they are being routinely exposed to in school. Well-intentioned school plans, trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 now include extra cleaning and disinfecting.
However, "hospital grade" disinfectant chemicals are now being misused and overused as part of the routine cleaning process, unintentionally exposing kids to occupational (daily) exposure levels to chlorine, calcium and sodium hypochlorite, iodophor, phenol, quaternary ammonium compounds. The EPA classifies these chemicals pesticides not as cleaning agents!
Product Sample: SSS Navigator #71 CitrOxo Citrus Disinfectant
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Quaternary ammonium chloride blend
1.Require schools to have full and open transparency of cleaning and disinfecting protocols including:
- Exposure Controls
- Product Chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Handling and Storage
- Carcinogenicity In
- Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure
2. End the misuse and overuse of highly toxic "hospital grade" disinfectant chemical pesticides in schools.
Occupational (daily) exposure in adults to the same chemical disinfectants have resulted in:
- "Disinfectant use has been associated with adverse respiratory effects among healthcare workers." LEARN MORE>
- " Occupational exposure to cleaning products and disinfectants was significantly associated with a 25% to 38% increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease independent of asthma and smoking." LEARN MORE >
- "However, overexposure to disinfecting chemicals may lead to unintended human health risks." LEARN MORE>