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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.    
 
The Connecticut Department of Public Health guidance document on Green Cleaning. 
 
Here are some options for linking to or embedding the video:

1)      Windows version on CT state website: Wastebusters Green Cleaning Video

2)      YouTube version: Wastebusters Green Cleaning Video-You Tube

3)     In addition to the video, there is a list of questions and answers about green cleaning and the law: Wastebusters Green Cleaning Video Discussion Points 

 4)     Curriculum resources for teachers to utilize the video in classes: Green Cleaning Educational Resource