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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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Alpha HP Multi-Surface Cleaner (disinfectant strength)

Alpha HP at disinfectant strenth released 6 air contaminants, including the reproductive toxin toluene. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Johnson Wax Professional / JohnsonDiversy, Inc.

Green Certification: None


Product Type: cleaner & disinfectant

Product Form: concentrated liquid

Product pH: 1.0


Directions for Use: SEE RTD DISPENSING SYSTEM OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SHEET ENCLOSED IN EACH CASE. Connect to cold water tap. This product is formulated with accelerated hydrogen peroxide. Product is formulated to be used as a general purpose hard surface spray and wipe cleaner, carpet cleaner or a daily floor cleaner. Three dilution rates provide a complete cleaning system for hard surfaces and carpets, one product to meet your daily need. 1. Using RTD dispenser, fill spray bottle, mop bucket or automatic scrubber. 2. For general cleaning use as spray or wipe with a mop, cloth, sponge or hand pad. 3. For use as a daily floor cleaner, allow to air dry or pick up excess water prior to open traffic. Floors will be slippery until dry. If applying finish or maintainer, a rinse will be required. 4. For use as a carpet spotter, prespray or extraction cleaner. Apply product to carpet spot, agitate and rinse with water. Prespray area to be cleaned and extract with water. Note: When cleaning floors, position wet-floor signs around area to be cleaned. Floors will be slippery when wet or contaminated with foreign materials. If being used on carpet for the first time, test in an inconspicuous area. Keep from freezing. Container Disposal: Recycle or discard in trash in accordance with government and local regulations. Chemical Disposal: Dispose of waste from residue/unused product according to all federal, state and local applicable regulations.


Disclosed on the bottle label: Phosphoric acid (CAS #7664-38-2), Water (CAS #7732-18-5), Dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (CAS #68584-22-5), Hydrogen peroxide (CAS #7722-84-1), Propylene glycol n-propyl ether (CAS #1569-01-3), Ethoxylated linear alcohol (CAS # 68439-45-2).


Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide Woolsafe Approved. Green Seal Certified. This product meets Green Seal's environmental standard for industrial and institutional cleaners based on its reduced human and aquatic toxicity and reduced smog production potential.


SEE MSDS #MS0200067. DANGER: CORROSIVE TO EYES. CAUSES EYE BURN AND SKIN IRRITATION. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Where chemical splash goggles and chemical resistant gloves. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. Do not taste or swallow. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Keep container tightly closed. Contains phosphoric acid and hydrogen peroxide. FIRST AID: EYES: Immediately flush eyes with running water for 15-20 minutes, keeping eyelids open. SKIN: Immediately flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Give a cupful of water or milk. THEN IMMEDIATELY CONTACT A PHYSICIAN OR POISON CENTER. DO NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. IF BREATHING IS AFFECTED: Remove to fresh air. GIVE FIRST AID THEN GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For commercial and industrial use only. EMERGENCY PHONE: 1800-815-7145

6Air Contaminants Detected
6Ingredients 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 toxicityTOLUENE
0Chemicals linked to cancer
1Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicityTOLUENE
0Chemicals that disrupt hormones
1 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system TOLUENE
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 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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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.