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Chemical-free cleaning in Yorkshire schools

Published 1st September, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Chemical-free cleaning in Yorkshire schools

Green World Innovations, manufacturer of high performance disinfecting and sanitising ozone based products, has announced its successful partnership with Pinnacle PSG, an award-winning housing, estates and facilities management service provider, to successfully install the lotus PRO Cleaning Solution into 13 schools across Yorkshire.

The contract has seen 13 lotus PRO Cleaning Solution units installed in 13 primary schools. It represents a shift away from traditional chemical cleaning products that have long been used by facilities management companies towards a not only environmentally sustainable product, but one that will have long term health advantages for the children attending the schools and also the cleaning professionals who come into regular contact with cleaning solutions.

The risks for children associated with exposure to the chemicals used in cleaning products are largely ignored or unknown. A 2005 study conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency found that children are 10 times more susceptible to the risks associated with many of the carcinogenic agents that are found in common chemical cleaning products. Early-life exposure to chemicals used in cleaning products also potentially leads to a multitude of complications ranging from stunted immune system development and hormonal abnormalities, to more frequent cell division and unrepaired DNA damage.

Sean Hancock, contract manager at Pinnacle PSG, said: “It is clear to see that there is evidence that exposure to chemical cleaning products is potentially unsafe for both cleaning professionals and children. By making the change to using aqueous ozone for our cleaning needs we have increased the safety for not only the children who attend these schools, but also for my staff that are using the product every day.”

The lotus PRO Cleaning System quickly transforms water into aqueous ozone by simply infusing water with ozone, which the unit can efficiently stabilise for up to 24 hours. The infused water or aqueous ozone is totally chemical free and serves as a viable alternative to chemical cleaning products.

Martin Booth, managing director at Green World Innovations, said: “The lotus PRO technology grants cleaning professionals a proven and powerful chemical free cleaning alternative that is perfectly suited to the cleaning needs of schools. The lotus PRO technology that stabilises aqueous ozone eliminates the risks associated with chemical cleanings products. It not only improves the quality of work for employees but will ensure hugely decreased early-life chemical exposure for a large number of children.”

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