In praise of germs: Why common bugs are necessary for kids

It may seem like we are contradicting ourselves by sharing this article, but, in fact, we completely agree that our bodies require contact with both health-empowering bacteria (like the flora needed for digestion) and immune-building bacteria…the stuff that makes us sick for a little while but stronger in the long run. In general, we agree [...]

Womens’ chemical exposure during pregnancy promotes obesity in daughters

Apr 19, 2012 Full Study: Halldorsson, TI, D Rytter, LS Haug, BH Bech, I Danielsen, G Becher, TB Henriksen and SF Olsen. 2012. Prenatal exposure to perfluorooctanoate and risk of overweight at 20 years of age: A prospective cohort study. Environmental Health Perspectives. Synopsis by Glenys Webster Women exposed while in the womb to low levels of [...]

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Liquid ozone offers sustainable, economical cleaning solution in Housing

Liquid ozone is one of the potentially more viable chemical free (or water only) cleaning options. Since the folding of Activeion Cleaning Solutions in late April 2012, more attention has been given to some of the alternative water-only cleaning solutions where either the science was not available or the delivery mechanism (i.e., the spray bottle) [...]

Only 44 percent of American consumers trust companies’ green claims

So you think it’s the right marketing or philosophical choice to be a “green” cleaning company, but how do you know that the “green” products you use are effective at actually cleaning—removing contaminants? proven disinfectants—killing and/or removing 99.9% of specific bacteria and germs (keep in mind that the EPA will not register a disinfectant calling [...]

There’s no such thing as a “green” disinfectant, says the EPA

There's no such thing as a "green" disinfectant, according to the EPA. Disinfectants are designed to kill and so do not meet "green" expectations. Except for the EPA-established TANCS system used exclusively in the Advanced Vapor Technologies Ladybug...the only EPA-recognized disinfection device to date and which meets both the EPA standards for disinfection AND all [...]

FAQs: The Modern Cleaning™ Cleaner, Safer, Greener™ Chemical Free Cleaning Program

What!? You thought all ISE did was teach the HCT certification class? Really? The Institute for Service Excellence is “redefining excellence in the cleaning industry,” and to do that, ISE is dedicated to bringing unique programs to enable the industry to grow. One of the most fascinating areas of growth—in just about any industry—is that [...]

Environmentally Friendly … To Whom?

Posted January 13, 2012 Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the Vendor Viewpoint column in the January 2012 issue of ICT. By P. Richard Warburton, PhD, JD Marketing trends follow social trends; the language of the marketers is shaped to appeal to the popular interest. Awareness has grown in recent decades about the influence [...]

What Does Your Restroom Say About Your Business (from the Green in Hygiene)

What Does Your Restroom Say About Your Business? by GreenInHygiene on January 6, 2012 As the economy has been in a slump these past few years, businesses have tried just about everything they can think of to keep bringing customers and clients in their doors. With 2012 being considered the year for a rise in sustainability and [...]

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