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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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NABC Non-Acid Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner

The antibacterial agent in NABC Non-Acid Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner 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: Spartan / Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

Green Certification: None


Product Type: bathroom cleaner & disinfectant

Product Form: liquid

Product pH: 6.0 - 7.0


DIRECTIONS FOR USE: It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. One-Step Disinfecting and Cleaning Toilet Bowls and Urinals: Remove gross filth before disinfection. Empty toilet bowl or urinal and apply product to exposed surfaces with a brush or swab mop. Brush or swab thoroughly, especially under the rim. Let stand for 10 minutes, then flush. One-Step Disinfecting Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Shower Walls, Floors and Other Hard Nonporous Surfaces: Remove gross filth before disinfection. Apply NABC with a cloth, mop, sponge, or coarse sprayer. Treated surfaces must remain wet for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. General Deodorizing and Cleaning: Dilute NABC 1:10 (12 oz./gal. of water) for general deodorizing and cleaning of hard, nonporous bathroom surfaces. Special instructions for Cleaning and Decontamination Against HCV, HBV and HIV-1 on Surfaces or Objects Soiled with Blood and Bodily Fluids: Personal Protection: Exposure to blood or bodily fluids should be avoided by use of barrier protection such as latex or other impervious gloves. Face shields and impervious gowns should also be worn is splashing of blood or bodily fluids may occur. Cleaning Procedure: Blood and other bodily fluids must be rinsed thoroughly clean from surfaces and objects before application of the disinfectant . Contact Time: Leave surfaces wet for 10 minutes. Disposal of Infectious Material: Contaminated cleaning materials, blood and other bodily fluids should be autoclaved and or disposed of according to local regulations for infectious waste disposal. STORAGE AND DISPOSAL. Do no contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Pesticide Storage: Store in original container in a cool, dry place. Container Disposal: Securely wrap original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.


Disclosed on the bottle label: Active Ingredients: Alkyl (C14 -50%, C12 - 40%, C18 - 10%) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride…0.16% Octyl decyldimethyl ammonium chloride…0.12% Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride…0.06% Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride…0.06% Inert ingredients…99.60% (Includes compatible cleaning agents, solvent and deodorizer).


Ready-To-Use. DISINFECTS-CLEANS-DEODORIZES. Effective against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria*. Staphylocidal, Psuedomonacidal, Salmonellacidal, Virucidal**. *Kills Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Enterococcus Faecalis (VRE). **Kills Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), HIV-1 (AIDS Virus), Kills Herpes simplex Type-2 and Influenza A2/Hong Kong which are on hard, inanimate, nonporous environmental surfaces. NABC is a ready-to-use, non-acidic formulation designed to disinfect, clean and deodorize toilet bowls, urinals, and similar hard, nonporous bathroom surfaces. Formulated for use in daily maintenance programs. NABC is a proven one-step cleaner-disinfectant in the presence of moderate amounts of organic soil. NABC is recommended for use in hotels and motels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, public buildings, restaurants...any commercial, institutional or industrial building with lavatory facilities. This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high-level disinfectant to any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization or high level disinfection. **KILLS HCV, HBV AND HIV ON PRE-CLEANED ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES/OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS. In health care settings or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood or bodily fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood or bodily fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus Type-1 (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS).


PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CAUTION: Causes moderate eye irritation. Harmful if absorb through the skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. FIRST AID: If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. 24 HOUR MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER: 888-314-6171. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

13Air Contaminants Detected
5Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
0Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals linked to cancer
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
0Chemicals that disrupt hormones
1 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
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 85%.
* 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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