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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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3M Brand Glass Cleaner (Product No. 1, Twist 'n Fill System)

3M Brand Glass Cleaner is a certified green product that emitted 16 air contaminants. 3M must reformulate this product to remove ethanolamine and meet the new green certification standard. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: 3M

Green Certification: Green Seal

Form/Use

Product Type: glass & surface cleaner

Product Form: concentrated liquid

Product pH: 9.5 - 10.5


Directions

Follow use directions on product label.


Ingredients

Disclosed on the bottle label: Water (7732-18-5), 1-propoxy-2-propanol (1569-01-3), alkyl ethoxy carboxylic acid (220622-96-8), 2-propoxy-1-propanol (10215-30-2), and ethanolamine (141-43-5)


Claims

NSF Registered


Warnings

Precautions: Avoid eye and prolonged or repeated skin contact. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Suggested First Aid: Eye Contact: Flush with large amounts of water. Get medical attention. Skin Contact: Immediately flush skin with large amounts of water. If sign/symptoms develop, get medical attention. Inhalation: If sign/symptoms develop, remove person to fresh air. If signs/symptoms persist, get medical attention. If swallowed: Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by medical personnel. Give victim 2 glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS 18-1504-2 for more information. In case of emergency, call 651-737-6501 or 800-364-3577


16Air Contaminants Detected
3Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
1Chemicals cause asthmaETHANOLAMINE
0Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals linked to cancer
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
1Chemicals that disrupt hormonesETHYLENE GLYCOL
0 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system
Yes 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 90%.
** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 85%.
* Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 80%.

Disclaimer: The conclusions and findings that appear on this page reflect EWG’s research at the time of publication stated above. In light of evolving market conditions, subsequent product reformulations, and other factors, they may no longer be current. EWG makes no representations or warranties about any of the products that may appear on this page. EWG hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to any of the products that may appear on this page, including express, statutory, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.

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.