Research Links Air Quality to Cleaning Supplies
Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results
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
|4||Air Contaminants Detected|
|5||Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer|
Concerns of the chemicals detectedKey health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
|0||Chemicals cause asthma|
|0||Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity|
|1||Chemicals linked to cancer||2-BUTOXYETHANOL|
|0||Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity|
|1||Chemicals that disrupt hormones||ETHYLENE GLYCOL|
|0||Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system|
|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):|
|2-BUTOXYETHANOL #||6||detected and disclosed||Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Violations, restrictions & warnings, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|ETHYLENE GLYCOL #†||5||detected||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER, METHOXYETHANOL), Occupational hazards|
|AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE||3||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE||3||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE||1||disclosed||none identified|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL PROPYL ETHER **||1||detected||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONO-2-ETHYLHEXYL ETHER **||0||detected||none identified|
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%.|
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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.