With a new wave of concern by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Disability Affairs now including chemical sensitivities as a disability they will defend, building owners and managers must consider that we are looking at an growing number of complaints that will radically change the cleaning industry.
Reports, like the one from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is yet another indication that the standard of "Cleaning for Appearance" is no longer acceptible. Cleaning for health is more than a token phrase. It is a proactive, credible, and full-commitment to a health and toxin-free school, workplace, or public building. Of course, there is never a 100% solution, but there is a lot of room for improvement.