Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results
Alpha HP Multi-Surface Cleaner (cleaner strength, results estimate)
Alpha HP at cleaner strength is a certified green product that would emit 5 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: Green Seal
Product Type: multi-purpose cleaner
Product Form: concentrated liquid
Product pH: 1.0
1:64 use solution;
General Purpose Cleaning Instructions: For general cleaning: use as spray and wipe or with a mop,
sponge or hand pad. For use as a daily floor cleaner: apply with mop and bucket or autoscrubber. If
using an autoscrubber, rinse equipment after use. Allow to air dry or pick-up excess water prior to
opening to traffic. Floors will be slippery until dry. If applying finish or maintainer, a rinse will be
required. Wipes: Pull wipe from canister and use to clean hard surfaces. Discard after use.
A multi-surface cleaner formulated with accelerated hydrogen peroxide. Alpha-HP™ Multi-Surface
Cleaner can be used as a daily general purpose hard surface spray and wipe or floor cleaner.
Multi-Surface Wipes: Multi-surface wipes use accelerated hydrogen peroxide leave surfaces sanitary.
Can be used to clean hard surfaces such as: countertops, check-out counters, infant seats, cash
registers, shopping carts and other water-washable surfaces.;
The power of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide,
blends commonly used chemicals with low
levels of hydrogen peroxide for high productivity
The RTD™ dispensing system offers three dilution
rates to provide a complete cleaning system. The
J-Fill dispensing system offers two dilution rates.;
Use Alpha-HP cleaner on all water washable
surfaces…the only product you need to meet your
daily cleaning needs.
Floors will be slippery until dry. Never flush wipes into toilets. Allow hard surfaces to completely dry
before contact. Never use wipes for personal hygiene or for infant wipes. When using on marble, test in
an inconspicuous area prior to use to determine compatibility.
|5||Air Contaminants Detected|
|6||Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer|
Concerns of the chemicals detected
Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
|0||Chemicals cause asthma|
|1||Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicity||TOLUENE|
|0||Chemicals linked to cancer|
|1||Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicity||TOLUENE|
|0||Chemicals that disrupt hormones|
||Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system
||Corrosive concentrate or dangerous pH
The chemicals detected
||EWG's Skin Deep Toxicity Score:
||Disclosed / Detected:
||Further Toxic Concerns noted in EWG's Skin Deep database (2009):
|TOLUENE #†||10||detected||Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Violations, restrictions & warnings, Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (BENZENE), Occupational hazards|
|HYDROGEN PEROXIDE||8||disclosed||Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|LIMONENE #||6||detected||Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|CAPRYLIC ALCOHOL #||3||detected||none identified|
|PHOSPHORIC ACID||2||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards|
|DODECYLBENZENE SULFONIC ACID||1||disclosed||none identified|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL PROPYL ETHER||1||disclosed||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|Alkyl alcohol ethoxylates||1||disclosed||none identified|
|2-PROPANOL, 1-(1-METHYLETHOXY) **||0||detected||none identified|
|1-PROPANOL, 2-(1-METHYLETHOXY)- *||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%.
|* 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.