Research

Vital Oxide Research

Effectiveness of Vital Oxide for Controlling Fungal Contamination on Building Materials
The University of Tulsa
http://www.vitaloxide.com/vostudy.pdf

Various studies available on MRSA, Legionella, Norovirus, Salmonella, etc. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Chlorine Dioxide Research

Protective effect of low-concentration chlorine dioxide gas against influenza A virus infection
http://www.vitaloxide.com/CLO2Influenza.pdf

Background Reading Articles on Wikipedia

Bacteria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteria

Virus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus

Chlorine Dioxide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine_dioxide

Disinfectant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinfectant

MRSA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrsa

Norovirus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus

E. coli
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_coli

Salmonella
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmonella

Legionella
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionella

Aspergillus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus

Green Cleaning Research

Americans Embracing 'Green' Cleaning: As More and More Pay Big Money for Chemical-Free Clean, Some Say Caution Needed by ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Business/story?id=1544322
Excerpt: "Proper sanitation and cleaning are important for a healthy building environment. Some cleaning products, however, can contain harmful chemicals that contaminate the environment and endanger human health. Implementing "green cleaning" practices can reduce these health, safety, and environmental risks. Green cleaning involves selecting alternative products, using those products properly, and taking other steps to reduce risks while maintaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness and disinfection." source: EPA website

The Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator
http://www.ofee.gov/janitor/index.asp
Quantifies the projected environmental benefits of purchasing and using "green" janitorial services and products. It is designed to forecast the environmental benefits of reducing chemical use by doing some or all pollution prevention measures typically involved in the routine interior cleaning of an office building. This tool also enables users to identify which green cleaning measures will have the greatest impact in reducing their use of hazardous chemicals and in preventing pollution. related story

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
http://www.doi.gov/greening/sustain/clean.html
This site contains information about DOI's green cleaning initiatives and accomplishments, including guidance on greening a janitorial business, case studies, and other resources.

Green Seal
http://www.greenseal.org/
This Web site contains Green Seal's environmental preferability standards for household cleaning products, cleaning/degreasing agents, and industrial and institutional cleaners. Also, the Web site includes their March 1998 ChooseGreen Report, which discusses general purpose cleaners and recommends Green Seal-approved products.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
http://www.astm.org/
ASTM's Standard Guide for Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings (E1971-98) outlines procedures to help owners and operators of commercial and institutional buildings incorporate sustainable practices into facility management. It includes information on appropriate cleaning activities and processes, maximizing eco-efficiency, and minimizing adverse impacts on building occupants, cleaning personnel, building structure, and the environment.

NISH
http://www.nish.org/
Formerly the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped, NISH is the national nonprofit agency designated by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled to provide technical assistance to Community Rehabilitation Programs interested in obtaining federal contracts under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Program—a mandatory source of supply for federal government products and services. NISH strongly supports the use of environmentally preferable products and practices in all aspects of federal contracting through the JWOD Program and janitorial services.

Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Program
http://www.wrppn.org/Janitorial/jp4.cfm
This Web site contains a series of helpful tools including information on the risks associated with more than 100 cleaning product ingredients, a list of high risk products, and risk evaluation forms. The site also includes a series of fact sheets highlighting the pollution prevention opportunities associated with cleaning products, including recommendations about which chemicals to avoid.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/osd/enviro/products/cleaning.htm
This Web site describes the process Massachusetts used to identify environmentally preferable cleaning products. The site includes the actual specifications, Massachusetts’ environmental ratings for specific products, and product pricing information provided by the vendors

State of Minnesota
http://www.moea.state.mn.us/lc/purchasing/cleaners.cfm
This site provides comprehensive information on the process Minnesota used to evaluate the environmental preferability of cleaning products. It also includes success stories and links to information about other related resources.

King County, Washington
http://www.metrokc.gov/procure/green/cleaners.htm
King County's EPP Web site includes excerpts from the county’s 1996 environmentally preferable cleaning specifications. The site also includes links to other useful cleaning product resources.

Washington Toxics Coalition
http://www.watoxics.org/
This organization is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic chemicals. The Web site provides information about pollution prevention and includes publications, topics, and upcoming events.

Canada’s Environmental Choice Program
http://www.environmentalchoice.com/products.cfm?cat=5
This Web site includes the criteria for earning Environment Canada’s EcoLogo for household and industrial cleaners.

NOVA Presentation on Clean Air Technologies
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sun/clea-flash.html

Green Chemistry Group at The University of York
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/gcg/GCG/

Trade Publications, Magazines, and Journals

Building Services Management
http://www.bsmmag.com/

Sanitary Maintenance
http://www.cleanlink.com/

Mold and Moisture Management Magazine
http://www.moldmag.com/

ISSA Today
http://www.issa.com/

Indoor Environment Connections
http://www.ieconnections.com/

Pollution Equipment News
http://www.rimbach.com/

Maintenance Sales News
http://www.rankinpublishing.com/

Sites of Interest

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
www.aanma.org

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
www.aasa.org

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
www.aft.org

American Lung Association (ALA)
www.lungusa.org

Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)
www.asbointl.org

National Association of Counties (NACo)
www.naco.org

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
www.nasn.org

National Education Association Health Information Network (NEAHIN)
www.neahealthinfo.org

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
www.neha.org

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
www.cefpi.org

Healthy Schools Network
www.healthyschools.org

Green Power Network
http://eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Health Resources & Clinics

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

Consumer Health Services
www.chscorp.com

Convenient Care Association
www.convenientcareassociation.org

Minute Clinic
www.minuteclinic.com

Take Care Health Systems
www.takecarehealth.com

Links on Green Living

Green Living Tips
http://www.greenlivingtips.com/

Living Green by the Palm Beach Post
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/green/content/shared/green/index.html

Green Living Online
http://www.greenlivingonline.com/

The Green Guide by National Geographic
http://www.thegreenguide.com/

TreeHugger.com How to Go Green Guides
http://www.treehugger.com/gogreen.php

Planet Green by The Discovey Channel
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/

The Green Political Party
http://www.gp.org/

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