ERIC Number: ED541359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Sanitizers and Disinfectants Guide. Revised
Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Sanitizers and disinfectants can play an important role in protecting public health. They are designed to kill "pests," including infectious germs and other microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Unfortunately, sanitizers and disinfectants also contain chemicals that are "pesticides." Exposure to persistent toxic chemicals in pesticides can cause serious health problems. Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSN) recommends schools follow all public health laws and regulations regarding the use of sanitizers and disinfectants in schools, and proceed with extreme caution when using any chemicals around children or staff. If the law does not require a chemical use, schools should conduct a thorough analysis of the potential risk of introducing another chemical cleaning product into the school environment. The purpose of this Guide is to provide basic information about the use of sanitizers and disinfectants. A glossary and a list of sources and resources are included.
Descriptors: Public Health, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Child Health, Guides, Hygiene, Sanitation, Glossaries, Resources, Hazardous Materials, School Safety, School Buildings, School Maintenance, Sanitary Facilities, Plumbing, Communicable Diseases, Poisoning, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Educational Policy, Occupational Safety and Health, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, State Regulation, Check Lists, Guidelines
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. 773 Madison Avenue 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12208. Tel: 518-462-0632: Fax: 518-462-0433; Web site: http://www.healthyschools.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: California; New York