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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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Glance HC Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaner

The primary ingredient in the non-green Glance HC Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaner is 2-butoxyethanol, a possible human carcinogen specifically prohibited in green products. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: JohnsonDiversey / JohnsonDiversey, Inc.

Green Certification: None


Product Type: glass & surface cleaner

Product Form: concentrated liquid

Product pH: 11.5


DIRECTIONS: Apply to surfaces to be cleaned. Wipe with clean cloth or towel to dry. STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: Do not contaminate water, food or lead by storage or disposal. Do not store in food processing or food storage areas. Keep From Freezing.


Disclosed on the bottle label: 2-butoxyethanol (CAS# 111-76-2), Ammonium Hydroxide (CAS# 1336-21-6), Water (7732-18-5)


GLANCE Glass Cleaner can be used on glass and many washable surfaces such as chrome, stainless steel, sinks, bathroom surfaces and laminate surfaces such as countertops. Do not use on copper or brass as repeated use may discolor these surfaces. GLANCE is suitable for use in non-food processing areas.


KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Emergency Phone: 1-800-851-7145. For Commercial and Industrial Use Only.

4Air Contaminants Detected
5Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
0Chemicals cause asthma
0Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity
1Chemicals linked to cancer2-BUTOXYETHANOL
0Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity
1Chemicals that disrupt hormonesETHYLENE GLYCOL
0 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system
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%.

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.