Information on the CT School Green Cleaning Products law
The main purpose of the video is to assist the district in
getting staff and parents to comply with the 2009 CT School Green Cleaning
Products law (Conn. Gen. Stat. Sections 10-220 [a], 10-231g) which clearly
states “No parent, guardian, teacher or staff member may bring into the
school facility any consumer product which is intended to clean, deodorize,
sanitize or disinfect.” A survey of CT school facilities
directors found that almost 90% reported finding non-green cleaners like bleach
in the classroom and about 70% find them in other areas of the school.
All teachers and other staff should have access to the general green
cleaner used by the custodial staff. Reducing exposure to
traditional cleaners is part of efforts to reduce asthma triggers in schools.