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CSPA Launches Cleaning Product Education Website

February 7, 2008

Cleaning is the process of removing soil, stains, or undesirable microorganisms from surfaces and restoring that surface to its original condition as possible. Cleaning provides important public health benefits to consumers beyond the obvious aesthetic benefits, by keeping our surroundings clean, protected and free of germs; and by helping to extend the life of our personal possessions.

This website, developed by volunteers from the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), describes the various components of the cleaning process, provides an overview of the different types of cleaning products, and explains how they work. It reviews the issue related to mixing your own and using home-made alternatives. With the expansion of green cleaning, this site also serves to explain the different environmental, health and safety attributes important to green cleaning products.

Upon visiting the site, consumers will find a Fact or Fiction page that addresses cleaning myths and a Resource page where they can get more information on cleaning trends; links to organizations and studies on the benefits of cleaning products; and a glossary of terms.

The site features sections on green cleaning, alternatives and mixtures, product types and a section on the cleaning process which details what’s in cleaning products how to effectively use those cleaning products.

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