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Why Green?


  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Protects health of employees, helps reduce number of sick days
  • Improves productivity and morale of all occupants
  • Better for our environment (water, soil, air)
  • Decreases probability of developing allergic sensitivities
  • Decreases probabilty of reduced immunities
  • Increases lifespan of buildings
  • Reduces the likelihood of developing cancer, lung illnesses, or behavioral disorders

Facts you should know:


Cleaning Chemicals Cause Harmful Effects
Camp LeJeune Marine Base has been under scrutiny for water contamination that occurred for 30 years, ending in the 1980s. Hundreds of the former residents have reported many illnesses ranging from cancer, leukemia, liver disease, and birth defects. Studies have indicated that the drinking water contained degreasing solvents and PCE (toxic chemical dry cleaning agent).


Did you know that dust contains dirt, textile fibers, pollen, hair flakes, residue from cleaning chemicals and household products, decaying organic matter, dust mites, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and a variety of other contaminants? Source – Science Illustrated.


 

According to the book Why Your House May Endanger Your Health by Alfred V. Zamm, MD, the average house accumulates about 40 pounds of dust per year.


 

According to the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor quality among the top five risks to public health. The EPA reports that levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.