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Choosing safer cleaning products to improve air quality

By EMILY WORMAN

This summer, 15 businesses and housing complexes in Phillips participated in a project to improve air quality and community health by switching to safer janitorial products. Eleven businesses have committed to switching to safer products, and they are improving local air quality by reducing the emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A total of 26 products were switched, which resulted in 2,730 pounds of cleaning product replaced with safer alternatives annually. Additionally, 105 pounds of HAPs, 155 pounds of VOCs, and 385 pounds of ground-level ozone will be removed each year.

Thank you to the following businesses and housing complexes for participating in this project! Ebenezer Tower apartments, Center for Changing Lives, Greenway Building, Hiawatha Tower Apartments, Hope Community, the Latino Economic Development Center, Many Rivers East and West apartments, Midtown Global Market, Normandale House, Our Saviors Housing, St. Paul’s Apartments, Trujillo’s Tax Services, and Wells Fargo Mortgage Campus.

Emily Worman was a summer Intern at MnTAP, sponsor of this project

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