Green & Healthy Tip of the Week

Did you know? TPS is using a Green Seal Certified Hand Soap!

What is Green Seal Certified and why should I care? Green Seal is a third-party certifier of products including, but not limited to: paints, construction materials, paper, institutional cleaners, hand soaps, and personal care products. Green Seal uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers, and companies to create a more sustainable world. Certified products reduce the use of hazardous chemicals and natural resources, while still delivering the expected performance.

For more information please check out:

Green Seal http://www.greenseal.org/

NPR: FDA Asks for Proof that Antibacterial Soaps protect Health

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/16/251632461/fda-asks-for-proof-that-antibacterial-soaps-protect-health

The Medical Minute: Hand Hygiene – Clean Hands, Healthy Body

http://news.psu.edu/story/153055/2011/12/21/medical-minute-hand-hygiene-clean-hands-healthy-body

EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers February 12, 2014 Webinar Risk to Children's Health: Chemicals in Consumer Products

http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/events/index.html

Parts of this week's tip were taken from the above sources.