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Greener School Cleaning Supplies

Research Links Air Quality to Cleaning Supplies

School Cleaner Test Results

November 3, 2009

Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results

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Twister

A major ingredient in Twister is nonyl phenol ethoxylate, a hormone disruptor specifically prohibited in certified green products. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Champion / Champion Chemical Co.

Green Certification: None

Form/Use

Product Type: floor cleaner

Product Form: concentrated liquid

Product pH: 7 - 8


Directions

Apply TWISTER with Mop or Brush, Spray Cleaning or Automatic Scrubbing Machine. Dilution General Building Cleaning. Spot Cleaning, Wet Mopping and Machine Scrubbing: Use 1 oz of TWISTER CONCENTRATE diluted with one gallon of water (Ratio 1-128 parts)


Ingredients

Disclosed on the bottle label: No ingredients were disclosed on the label.


Claims

Champion TWISTER cleans and brightens floors without harming waxed surfaces. Neutral All purpose Cleaner Concentrate. Product #60


Warnings

Precautions: Eye Irritant- Do not get in eyes. First Aid: Eye Contact- Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Refer to physician if pain persists. Internal- If swallowed call physican immediately. Keep out of reach of children.


10Air Contaminants Detected
2Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
0Chemicals cause asthma
0Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals linked to cancer
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
1Chemicals that disrupt hormonesNONYLPHENOL ETHOXYLATE
0 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system
No Corrosive concentrate or dangerous pH  

The chemicals detected

Laboratory Data Qualifiers

#† Denotes quantified using multipoint authentic standard curve (post-calibration). Other VOCs quantified relative to toluene.
# Indicates AQS database match with a probability greater than 99%.
**** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 95%.
*** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 90%.
** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 85%.

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Waxie informed EWG on Jan. 7, 2013, that the Waxie-Green Floor Finish has been discontinued. EWG has not reviewed for the purposes of this report the company's new formulation, Waxie-Green Hi-Solids Floor Finish.