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Greener School Cleaning Supplies

Research Links Air Quality to Cleaning Supplies

November 3, 2009

Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results

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Pioneer Super Cleaner

Primary ingredients in Pioneer Super Cleaner are 2-butoxyethanol, a possible human carcinogen specifically prohibited in certified green products, and ethanolamine, a chemical that can cause asthma to develop in otherwise healthy people. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Pioneer / Pioneer Chemical

Green Certification: None


Product Type: general purpose cleaner

Product Form: concentrated liquid


DIRECTIONS- PIONEER SUPER CLEANER is a concentrated product that should always be diluted before using. For damp mopping and regular light cleaning, dilute as much as 60 to 1 with water, or 2 oz. of SUPER CLEANER to 1 gallon of water. For heavy degreasing of metal parts and for complete removal of wax from floor surfaces dilute about 8 to 1 with water or 1 pint of Super Cleaner to 1 gallon of water. Dilution rates for other cleaning jobs will vary between these two rates according to the severity of the soil condition and the surface. When used on floors- apply by mopping, scrub with machine and pads if desired, and pick up with clean mop or vacuum, and then rinse for the best results. When used on high gloss, painted surfaces- wipe dry for best results.


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


The Super Cleaner for those Hard to do Jobs! Non-toxic Non-Flammable Biodegradable.General Uses- Pioneer Super Cleaner does the toughest jobs fast and with a minimum of effort. It removes the toughest soils from surfaces- grease, oil, crayon, wax, gum, even light carbon. Use on stucco and plaster surfaces, porcelain, rubber, metals, plastics, composition vinyl floors, wood, concentrate, glass etc. A concentrated product that dilutes as much as 60 to 1 with water. Pioneer Super Cleaner may be applied by spraying, by mopping by dip solution, or through high pressure washer or steam cleaning equipment.


Eye Contact: Eyes. Flush eyes with fresh water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists or occurs, get medical attention. Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. If irritation occurs medical attention. Ingestion: Drink 2 or more large glasses of water. Get medical attention

13Air Contaminants Detected
3Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
1Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicityFORMALDEHYDE
2Chemicals linked to cancer2-BUTOXYETHANOL, FORMALDEHYDE
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals that disrupt hormones
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 80%.

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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.