WHY EDUCLEAN?

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DIRTY SCHOOLS = SICK STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

  

About 56 million students and six million staff attend our nation’s schools each school day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports half of them are exposed to polluted indoor air, lead, chemical fumes, pesticides, molds and other toxins — conditions that we would never tolerate in our homes. Then, there’s often overcrowding, inadequate sanitation and the health issues that follow. A green cleaning program can help reduce these harmful exposures—and it can do so much more, too.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly 60 million school days are lost annually to the common cold and infleunza.


Elementary students contract 6-10 colds or flu cases each school year.


Students average 5.3 missed days per year.


Teachers average 4.5 missed days per year.


Chronically absent students are 7.4 times more likely to drop out of school.


Teacher absences cost $25 billion annually.

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PROMOTING A QUALITY EDUCATION

There is a growing body of evidence that makes the positive correlation between student academic performance and the state of “cleanliness” within the school facilities. An unhealthy school environment undermines efforts to keep students and staff healthy and give children a quality education, especially those with health conditions. After all, how can a school function at its best if students and staff are sick because the building environment is unhealthy?

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THE BENEFITS OF EDUCLEAN

EduClean has incorporated a well-designed green cleaning program that will:


Help students stay healthy and learn.


Protect the health of teachers and staff.


Increase the lifespan of facilities.


Preserve the environment.


Promote fiscal responsibility. 

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GREEN CLEANING

From reducing carbon emissions to boosting test scores, green cleaning comes with a long list of benefits. In fact, green cleaning is one of those rare practices that meet all three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.


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BACTERIA HOTSPOTS

Water fountain spigot - 2,700,000 bacteria per inch


Cafeteria tray - 33,800 bacteria per inch


Computer keyboard - 3,000 bacteria per inch


Toilet seat - 3,200 bacteria per inch


Desktops - 20,961 bacteria per inch

ECO-FRIENDLY

Don’t let your school be the victim of a cleaning company that doesn’t know how to clean at a professional level. Inexperienced cleaners may use chemicals that are harmful to your environment. Using ECO-FRIENDLY cleaning products is safer for students, teachers and cleaning staff. Harsh cleaning products can cause skin and eye irritation, headaches and nausea.


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