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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 19, 2021 04:23 PM
From: Representative Tim Briggs
To: All House members
Subject: Green Cleaning in Schools
 
Did you know that the use of certain types of cleaning supplies can induce asthma, which is the leading chronic disease in children? Each day, parents in our Commonwealth entrust the health and safety of their children to our local school officials. Certain traditional cleaning products used by school janitorial staff contain chemicals that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, trigger asthma and other respiratory illnesses, and contribute to long-term health problems. Fortunately, there are cleaning supplies now available that are less toxic and more environmentally-friendly. These products are widely available and are often more cost-effective than traditional cleaning supplies. As such, ten states and Washington, D.C. require the use of green cleaning products in schools. My legislation would require school districts in the Commonwealth to establish policies for the procurement and use of green cleaning products. Please join me in making sure our school buildings are the safe and healthy learning environments that our children deserve.



Introduced as HB787