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Title: Green Cleaning in Health Care


1
Green Cleaning in Health Care
2
Enviro-Solution Overview
  • 12 years
  • Proven Solutions
  • Single Focus
  • Many Major Customer 7 years
  • Key Hospitals MUHC
  • Chinese Hospital
  • Sacred Heart
  • and More……

3
Clean, Cleaning, Cleaning Services
  • Clean free of unwanted matter
  • different levels
  • Cleaning management of the process (procedures)
  • Cleaning Service explains how

4
We clean to protect health
  • Extract contaminants
  • Particulates
  • Dust
  • Allergens
  • Moisture
  • Mold
  • Food Source
  • Pest Control

5
Why We Clean
  • Most basic form of environmental management!
  • (Quality of life and the impact on the
    environment)
  • Reduce Exposure
  • Reduce Risk

6
Cost Clean
  • Cost is relevant to the
  • level of clean
  • Benefits of increasing levels of clean is great

7
Factors of Environmental Risk
Exposure
Effects
Sources Sinks Ventilation
Environmental Quality
Costs
Risk Level
Source Removal and/or Modification - Dilution
Rate - Work Loading/Activity Management -
Cleaning Maintenance Procedures - etc.
Mitigation
8
TACT Principle
  • Temperature
  • Action
  • Chemical
  • -pH
  • -surfactant
  • -builder
  • -dilution
  • -etc.
  • Time

9
Cleaning VS Disinfecting VS Sanitizing
  • More critical to clean effectively and use
    sanitizer for direct contact surface
  • 2 step process
  • Most use poor cleaners, disinfectants incorrectly
  • Therefore, most do not clean nor disinfect
    effectively nor to the required levels

10
Green Cleaning VS Use of Traditional Products
  • Green is Proven Safer for
  • Users
  • Occupants of the building
  • Patients
  • Healthcare Staff
  • Visitors to the building
  • Environment

11
  • A safe environment is no foreign objective for
    healthcare facilities.
  • Great care is given in many areas.
  • But, does the impact of cleaning programs
    sustain the same scrutiny?

12
Impact of Cleaning?
  • Some of the most prevalent ingredients in
    traditional cleaning products are known or
    suspected as causing
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Skin eye irritations
  • Skin eye burns
  • Endocrine system disruptions
  • Liver kidney malfunctions
  • Blood nervous system damage

13
Who is affected?
  • Everyone!
  • Direct contact
  • Indirect contact
  • Indoor air quality

14
  • VOCs
  • Residues
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Reactive
  • Flammable
  • Persistent, Bioaccumilative, Toxic
  • Environmental Impacts

15
  • Contaminants indoors can be two to five times
    worse than these outdoors.
  • Athsma increased by 160 since 1960
  • Poor indoor environmental quality is suspected to
    be linked to health issues.

16
  • People on average spend 90 of their time indoors
  • Tighter buildings
  • Poor air circulation
  • More people in the same space
  • Improper cleaning results in lost productivity
    costing 60 Billion Annually

17
The Environment
  • 6 Billion pounds of chemicals
  • 4.5 Billion pounds of paper
  • 35 Billion Plastic Liners
  • Equipment

18
  • ...And Separating
  • Fact From Fiction

19
  • Green Seal /ECP Certification
  • USA EPA Design for the Environment (DTE)
  • Self-Certification
  • Biobased Products
  • Naturally Occurring
  • Biological Products
  • Home Remedies
  • Environmental Claims Self Certification

20
  • Green Cleaning Cleaning to protect health
    without harming the environment.
  • Green Cleaning is more then just switching a
    few traditional chemicals with naturally derived
    alternatives.
  • …products and services that reduce the health and
    environmental impacts compared to similar
    products and services used for the same purpose.

21
  • Aquatic Toxicity
  • Aquatic biodegradability
  • Eutrophication
  • Packaging
  • Fragrances
  • Prohibited Ingredients
  • Training
  • Animal Testing
  • Performance Tests
  • Human Toxicity
  • Carcinogens Reproductive Toxins
  • Skin Eye Irritation
  • Skin Sensitization
  • Combustibility
  • Smog Production/ IAQ (VOCs)

22
  • Consensus, independent,public review
  • National, not local
  • Save resources
  • Third party authority, insulation
  • Based on recognized good science
  • Meet mandates
  • Makes it easier for all of us

23
Green is here to stay!
  • Results conclusive
  • Not going to be a passing fad
  • Green cleaning with high performance cleaning is
    risk management and risk reduction

24
Other Green Resources
  • Folder
  • Overview of Green Cleaning
  • Overview of Cleaning for Health
  • Enviro-Solutions Website
  • www.enviro-solution.com
  • Presentations Reports
  • Cleaning for Health by Inform
  • Others
  • Other Helpful Sites
  • ECP for Healthcare
  • Occupational Health
  • Indoor Air Quality

25
Questions Answers
26
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