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The District Board of Health adopted a resolution concerning the usage of healthy cleaning products and practices at their meeting on November 20, 2008.

The resolution recognizes that exposure to harmful chemicals may result in potential negative impacts to human health.  The District resolved to take measures for the use and procurement of cleaning products having properties that minimize potential negative impacts to human health and the environment, consistent with maintaining clean and sanitary facilities.

The Board of Health encourages member towns to adopt such a policy and to implement procedures through their municipal departments to procure and use, whenever practicable, cleaning products having properties that minimize potential negative impacts to human health and the environment, consistent with maintaining clean and sanitary facilities.  Businesses and residents are encouraged to do the same.

Please visit the links provided to learn more about purchasing and using healthy cleaning products.

Links

Consumer Products Webpage--CT DPH

Limit the Use of Air Fresheners--CT DPH Fact Sheet

CT DPH Healthy Homes Databook-2012

Pesticide Pre-Notification Registry

Household Cleaners--What's In Them?--National Institutes of Health

Certified Green Products (EcoLogo)

Find a Certified Green Product (Greenseal)

Greening Your Purchase of Cleaning Products--(Environmental Protection Agency)

CCHD Healthy Cleaning Products Resolution

CT DPH Healthy Homes Booklet 2011

DPH Healthy Homes Poster

DPH Green Cleaning Info for Schools and Parents

What Is a Healthy Home? CT DPH