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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 13, 2023 11:11 AM
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. According to the Environmental Law Institute, twelve 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.
Previous Cosponsors of HB 787 from the 2020-2021 Legislative Session 

Introduced as HB471