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School Cleaner Test Results

November 3, 2009

Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results

Febreze Air Effects (Hawaiian Aloha)

Febreze Air Effects released 89 air contaminants, the third highest number released by any product tested. One of these chemicals is linked to cancer, another to neurotoxicity. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Procter & Gamble

Green Certification: None

Form/Use

Product Type: air freshener

Product Form: spray, aerosol

Product pH: 4.0 - 5.0


Directions

Hold can upright, pull trigger back and spray the air in a sweeping motion throughout the entire room. For a noticeably fresh home, spray all the rooms in your home.


Ingredients

Disclosed on the bottle label: Odor eliminator, water, fragrance, non-flammable natural propellant, quality control ingredients.


Claims

Eliminates odors and freshens. Contains NO CFC's or Phosphates.


Warnings

Caution: Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Help stop inhalation abuse. For more information visit www.inhalant.org. Some hard surfaces may become damp when sprayed. Avoid slips and falls. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not spray toward face. If eye contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation persists get medical attention. Do not expose to heat or open flames, or store at temperatures above 120 deg F. Dispose of properly. do not puncture or incinerate container. Contents under pressure


89Air Contaminants Detected
3Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
0Chemicals cause asthma
1Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicityACETALDEHYDE
1Chemicals linked to cancerACETALDEHYDE
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals that disrupt hormones
1 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system ETHYL ACETATE
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%.
* 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.