Research Links Air Quality to Cleaning Supplies
Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results
Virex II 256
The antibacterial agent in Virex II 256 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: JohnsonDiversy / JohnsonDiversy, Inc.
Green Certification: None
|3||Air Contaminants Detected|
|4||Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer|
Concerns of the chemicals detectedKey health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
|1||Chemicals cause asthma||DIDECYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE|
|0||Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity|
|0||Chemicals linked to cancer|
|0||Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity|
|0||Chemicals that disrupt hormones|
|1||Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system||CYCLOHEXANONE|
|Yes||Corrosive concentrate or dangerous pH|
The chemicals detected
|Chemical:||EWG's Skin Deep Toxicity Score:||Disclosed / Detected:||Further Toxic Concerns noted in EWG's Skin Deep database (2009):|
|CYCLOHEXANONE #||10||detected||Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|ALCOHOL DENATURED||5||disclosed||Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER #||4||detected||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Violations, restrictions & warnings, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|DIDECYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE||4||disclosed||Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|LAURAMINE OXIDE||3||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)|
|TETRADECYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE||3||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
Laboratory Data Qualifiers
|# Indicates AQS database match with a probability greater than 99%.|
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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.